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best garlic type to grow in wisconsin

 
gary reif
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hi

what is the best garlic type to grow in Wisconsin, my garden is raised beds with all compost located south of Green Bay zone 5 ( toward edge of zone 4)

thanks
Gary
 
Brian McNabney
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Well, I do not know much about garlic . but, I thought I would help this thread out with a little more discussion.
When you say best type ... do you mean variety. or hard neck vs. softneck or even elephant garlic .
Are you planning on going commercial or just increase your odds at getting a crop in a garden.
Are you planning to use it yourself or weave it into decorative braids to sell at farmers markets ?
Have you tried to plant any....
My wife raises it for us in the garden . Mostly hardneck now . She has tried softneck and elephant also . Elephant seems to be the more tricky.
 
gary reif
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Just planting for ourselves, have never grown it before so... hard or soft and best variety
Thanks
 
Brian McNabney
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Talking with my Wife....( really,she should be the one replying .)
The variety called "Music" is a good one for the location . It is a hardneck (you won't be able to braid it ) but, it should give you a good yield.
 
Jeff Wesolowski
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I agree with Brian, Music is a good choice but I suggest that you plant a few different varieties and see which one does best. Just remember to plant in fall, cover with loose straw after some hard frost and pull straw back in spring. Hard necks are planted in fall and soft necks in spring to best of my knowledge. Hard necks are suppose to yeild more. Have never planted soft neck for I don't know what to tell ya on that Good luck jeff
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Jeremiah wales
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wanted to revive this old post to see if anyone had anything to add to it. My idea is to grow and sell Garlic in Northern Wisconsin. Small farmers markets up here. This would be a first time for me with Garlic
 
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