Fall Garlic

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You do beds the same as me. I started out screwing them together, but then the wood rots and it's a mess. Holding them up with rebar is a great way, and you can change the way the beds are laid out.
I am confused--what are the things sticking up in your long bed.
 

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I planted garlic in several locations in my big garden, 3 varieties. The "indestructable" garlic that @flowerbug sent me have been partially dug up, although I saw good roots when I re planted.
The garlic in front (south) of 2 of my fences are up and doing well, the garlic that I interspersed in this year's beet bed have been partially dug up.
I am thinking that it is squirrels. Two squirrels have drowned trying to get water from the water tank that has a slow drip next to my older Mortmorency Tart cherry tree, some 20 ft west.
2 were found drown in same tank, which is down now about a foot.
Maybe the digging up is over?
I know that one year I had tulips in the front beds north and south of the walk in front of the house chewed down I am sure by squirrels.
Have you ever had this happen?
What are your thoughts?
 

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I planted garlic in several locations in my big garden, 3 varieties. The "indestructable" garlic that @flowerbug sent me have been partially dug up, although I saw good roots when I re planted.
The garlic in front (south) of 2 of my fences are up and doing well, the garlic that I interspersed in this year's beet bed have been partially dug up.
I am thinking that it is squirrels. Two squirrels have drowned trying to get water from the water tank that has a slow drip next to my older Mortmorency Tart cherry tree, some 20 ft west.
2 were found drown in same tank, which is down now about a foot.
Maybe the digging up is over?
I know that one year I had tulips in the front beds north and south of the walk in front of the house chewed down I am sure by squirrels.
Have you ever had this happen?
What are your thoughts?

i've never had garlic dug up before it has sprouted. once in a great while deer have experimented nibbling on it and pulling some up by accident, but generally, not been an issue.

tulips if planted outside fences here are eaten by deer, rabbits, etc.
 

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Iron sticks? Where did you get them?
I rescued those from the scrap bin of a previous employer. They are 12" steel rods, dip coated with plastisol (think Creepy Crawlers, if you can remember those) on one end. Never counted them, but have well over 200 that I use as weather-proof row markers. They tend to get buried in foliage if I don't pull them once plants are up, and I lose a few every year. My tiller is really good at finding those the next Spring. :( I can usually bend them back straight.
I planted garlic in several locations in my big garden, 3 varieties. The "indestructable" garlic that @flowerbug sent me have been partially dug up, although I saw good roots when I re planted.
The garlic in front (south) of 2 of my fences are up and doing well, the garlic that I interspersed in this year's beet bed have been partially dug up.
I am thinking that it is squirrels. Two squirrels have drowned trying to get water from the water tank that has a slow drip next to my older Mortmorency Tart cherry tree, some 20 ft west.
2 were found drown in same tank, which is down now about a foot.
Maybe the digging up is over?
I know that one year I had tulips in the front beds north and south of the walk in front of the house chewed down I am sure by squirrels.
Have you ever had this happen?
What are your thoughts?
I've never had garlic dug up. Deer have been the only problem so far, but only caused minor damage. They always come to investigate newly-tilled ground. They will investigate the emerging shoots in Spring too, probably because garlic is one of the few things green at that point. They won't eat it, but they will trample it while walking down the row. They haven't done that since I began planting in a raised box.
 

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