Originally Posted by tightwaderin
I just planted garlic cloves that I had received in my co-op basket. They've sprouted and are about 6-8" tall. Will they form a bulb good enough to eat or will I get some deformity?
Unless they sprayed the garlic or have vastly different soil, you should be good. You took apart the cloves and planted pointy-side up, right?
If you do forget to water them a bit, the head will be a bit small, but still definitely edible. I had issues with elephant garlic and a few random cloves not bulbing up at all, last year, but I take it in stride since mother nature wants her own harvest, too.
The tomatoes... ah, to be able to direct seed them... Got a cat or neighborhood cats that may have taken down your seedlings?