Hi from a Buckeye transplanted in IN

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Hi from the IN/OH border. I am new to gardening but i am hoping to start trying and was pointed here for help with questions when I have some!

I finally kept my grocery store basil alive as well as propagated it, and my mint I planted last year came back! I know this isn't super impressive as they are both easy to grow but I am very excited!

I'm also attempting to grow Buckeye trees that I sprouted from seeds so crossing my fingers for successful transplanting of those.

Hope everyone has a great day!
Good to see you found your way here, @Cricket. Welcome aboard :)

Welcome, from North East Tennessee!

Just planted hardneck garlic this year after at least a decade hiatus, so I feel like a newbie at it again.

I can understand excitement when something comes back, I am myself for most things, but, ah, you may want to keep a close eye on the mint. It can be very invasive. Sort of like the lemon balm that got away from me, and the neighbors two houses and a mile away have been 'thanking' me for, lol.....

Yeah, anything in the mint family (square stem) can and will spread. Best to do those in raised beds or containers.
 

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:welcome from Central IL. You will notice my location below my Avatar. You could order garlic, or simply start grocery store garlic. It is supposed to go into the ground in November, but you can plant in the Spring, just a smaller harvest. I planted grocery store garlic AND Italian garlic (from Jung's). They are both up. My Italian garlic is red from some reason.
Make sure that you pull the garlic apart and plant individual cloves. I met someone who planted the whole head of garlic and it rotted.
 

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Lots of things spread, like the "I grow in the shade vinca", that I transplanted to a full sun bed, and is now creeping across the sidewalk towards the street trying the escape. Honestly, I didn't lay a Hand on it!
Wish everything had just a little bit of that in them lol!! Then maybe I could actually grow some things 😂
 

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Make sure that you pull the garlic apart and plant individual cloves. I met someone who planted the whole head of garlic and it rotted.

if you don't lift and separate the garlic bulbs it will regrow ok in many cases. just what happens is that it crowds itself so that the next season's bulbs will be smaller and then what happens is you will get some of the bulbs to grow as singletons and others will bulb like trading spaces each year. i have stands of garlic that have been in the same place for 10yrs or more and they've not been lifted that entire time.

that their garlic rotted could have been from other causes IMO.
 

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:welcome from Central IL. You will notice my location below my Avatar. You could order garlic, or simply start grocery store garlic. It is supposed to go into the ground in November, but you can plant in the Spring, just a smaller harvest. I planted grocery store garlic AND Italian garlic (from Jung's). They are both up. My Italian garlic is red from some reason.
Make sure that you pull the garlic apart and plant individual cloves. I met someone who planted the whole head of garlic and it rotted.
I've thought about doing that! My Basil was a grocery store plant and I've gotten tons or starts off of it!
 
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