Re: [gardeners] garlic in Texas

Allen and Judy Merten (
Tue, 29 Sep 1998 22:59:31 -0500

Hi Vicki,
    I'm not familiar with "hard neck garlic", but we plant garlic in Sept.
down here in Texas. The three varieties recommended for Texas are Mexican Pink
or Creole for South Texas, Texas White for most other areas, and Calif. Early
White for Central to Northern Texas.
    The information that I have from the Texas Agricultural Extension Service
says that the length of day light is what affects bulbing of garlic in Texas.
    Bastrop Co.,Tx
    Zone 8

Victoria Okeef wrote:

> Hi to all the Texans on the list.
>  I have a question, but first a tiny explanation. Here in Seattle I grow a
> roja, hard neck garlic. I'm kind of partial to the flavor and prefer them
> over the soft neck garlics. My question is does anyone grow this down
> there? Oops! A second question: when does one plant garlic in Texas?
>  Up here we plant it in late Sept. early Oct. I'm planting a crop this
> week, but I've saved some to plant at my mom's place in Hondo. My notion
> is that what I plant here will be ready to harvest about the time I'm
> moving back to Texas next July. On the other hand and in case I can leave
> before then, I thought I'd plant some at mom's so I would at least have
> cloves to keep the whole thing going. So any advice would be more than
> appreciated.
> Vicki O'Keef in Seattle