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Can Mulching Hurt Your Garlic Crop?

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Could leaving mulch in place possibly harm your garlic harvest? In this week’s edition of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath discusses how to grow glorious garlic. Plus: a database that tells you what to plant to attract your favorite birds. And your fabulous phone calls.

Question of the Week:

I put leaf mulch on my garlic after I plant it in the Fall to retain moisture and keep out weeds. My question is: when do I remove the leaf mulch? I’m worried that it will cause the garlic to rot.
—Kathy in Hopewell, New Jersey

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