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Poppa Tommo

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Re: Rust on my Garlic
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2014, 10:40:18 PM »

No, it has a good sized swollen stem but no divisions into cloves just yet. I should take a picture of it really and post it on here so I may do that tomorrow.
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Re: Rust on my Garlic
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2014, 10:52:45 PM »

would be interested to see the foliage mine is about 50 percent yellow now and from what I read it is best to harvest to early rather than late. As I say I will do an exploratory pull tomorrow to see what's happening
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Re: Rust on my Garlic
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2014, 01:46:05 AM »

I wouldn't push it too far fellas! Those little spores are multiplying by the minute. Better to remove them as soon as poss rather than risk long term heavy contamination for a long time in the soil - for the sake of a few bulbs for this year. But it's up to you.  spf:-(
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Re: Rust on my Garlic
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2014, 08:28:49 PM »

Well I pulled my garlic today some quite nice bulbs. Few small ones so bought them home and few whoppers so they have gone in the for seed section. All spread out on a wire rack in the shed smelling nice :)



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Re: Rust on my Garlic
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2014, 09:40:18 PM »

They don't look too bad cap'n considering they were lifted a little prematurely - at least you saved your bulbs!
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Re: Rust on my Garlic
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2014, 06:46:13 AM »

Better looking than mine. You have some well defined cloves there. Mine aren't that far on yet, sadly.
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Re: Rust on my Garlic
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2014, 12:53:48 PM »

I always find it sad when someone falls foul of something that destroys their crop - especially if it might be a long term problem, as it sometimes is with fungal infections like allium rust. Spores are tough, tenacious & long lived little sods. That's why they'ved survived so well & for so long on this planet. The UK's mildly cool & wet climate is made for the little swines.  ss:-(
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Re: Rust on my Garlic
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2014, 10:27:27 PM »

I know...the really hard bit is letting go...all that hard work and promise of  a good crop. These garlic are some of the best I've grown, so to destroy them is crappy, shit, poo, bum. But I supose it is inevitable. You may hear the sobs in Wales!
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Re: Rust on my Garlic
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2014, 11:29:41 PM »

That's a real hard cookie to swallow mate but all we can do is hope we do not get it next year nothing worse than hard work going to waste.  usf:-(
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Re: Rust on my Garlic
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2014, 07:48:09 AM »

Here's a couple of pictures. With the second one you can see some developing cloves. I picked these ones from a different variety further in the block of plants. If I dare leave them a couple of weeks then maybe I'll get something after all.



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Re: Rust on my Garlic
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2014, 10:33:37 AM »

The bulbs certainly look healthy enough at this stage Tommo, but the foliage tells the story doesn't it? Walking dead I'm afraid mate - it's only a matter of time I fear  spf:-(

@Dave - did you have a recurrance of that white rot in your onions that you suffered a season or two ago? I forgot to ask before. That's also a fungal allium problem, or did you escape by growing them well enough away from the infected area. I know you've been making raised beds - has that helped?
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Re: Rust on my Garlic
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2014, 06:43:21 PM »

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@Dave - did you have a recurrance of that white rot in your onions that you suffered a season or two ago? I forgot to ask before. That's also a fungal allium problem, or did you escape by growing them well enough away from the infected area. I know you've been making raised beds - has that helped?

 ROL :-)) Dunno yet mate they not even seen the plot yet still at home in seed trays  cmu:-)
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Re: Rust on my Garlic
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2015, 04:24:10 PM »

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Re: Rust on my Garlic
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2015, 12:14:22 AM »

Typing words like that is what comes of allowing Devil Food to contaminate your brain!!!  ROL :-))
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Re: Rust on my Garlic
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2015, 06:22:24 PM »

 spf:-( In reply to your ? about my onions Gee, I have not had success at all very small what I have got due to late start no rot but only got about 5 any good all tooooo small. My garlic was very poor all very small not very good at all.  cry:-(
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Re: Rust on my Garlic
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2015, 01:48:24 AM »

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spf:-( In reply to your ? about my onions Gee, I have not had success at all very small what I have got due to late start no rot but only got about 5 any good all tooooo small. My garlic was very poor all very small not very good at all.  cry:-(

Pity about the onions Dave - they are a crop that needs a good early start up till the longest day - the amount of green leaf produced by the summer solstice dictates the size of the bulb. We've got a problem with rotting bulbs here this year - but not white rot thankfully. I helped my mate Stephen lift his crop tonight - about 300 bulbs - doesn't do things by half does our Stephen!

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