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What variety of garlic should i grow? Answered

I'm looking into starting some garlic in my garden this fall, and i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on a good garlic for southern California. i'm in zone 8B, and i have read that i probably want a hard-neck garlic, but can't seem to find anything more specific than that. Does anyone have any recommendations? 

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BurfBest Answer (author)2010-08-28

8B is a warm zone area and hardneck garlic is best grown in cooler climates.
Any softneck garlic is more appropriate for your zone. Silverskin garlic will do well in your climate zone.

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cyc4015 (author)Burf2010-08-30

thanks for the info, i read an article that recommended hard-necks as more flavorful, but didn't mention where they were growing. thanks for the tip!

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mikeasaurus (author)2010-08-29
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cyc4015 (author)mikeasaurus2010-08-30

didn't know that, but thanks for the heads up!

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caarntedd (author)2010-08-28

Whatever tastes good while still managing to ward off vampires.

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cyc4015 (author)caarntedd2010-08-30

Good call, I've been having alot of problems with that lately, i think i'll plant some under my windows!

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Re-design (author)2010-08-27

I've grown garlic for the last 4 years in Northcentral Texas. I just go to the supermarket and pick up 2-3 heads of whatever they have and grow that. Works great for me so far.

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cyc4015 (author)Re-design2010-08-30

Thanks for the advice, i'll probably do that!

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