Mike Jay wrote:Ok, I hope I'm using the right word. They're little round balls that form in the middle of the stalk, above ground. Each clump of them had from 2 to 6 "bulbils" in it.
The main thing I'm wondering is if these bulbils will generate garlic that will be more likely to form bulbils (instead of big heads) in the future.
Chris, I think this is more akin to planting the cloves (or seed potatoes) to get clones of the parents since these "bulbils" didn't form flowers. But the key is that of 100 garlic plants, only 60 formed bulbils and had smaller bulbs, the other 40 didn't form bulbils and had bigger heads. So I saved those for my seed garlic. I'm just wondering if these other ones are just as good or if they will then be 100% likely to form bulbils in future dry years.