Garlic is grownup by planting the cloves. this suggests that every one you have got to try to to is purchase some recent garlic and you’ll be able to plant some in your garden!
Make sure you purchase the garlic for planting in your garden from an area farm, native farmer’s market, or native farmer stand. It has to be organic garlic that has NOT been sprayed chemically.
Step 1: Take your garlic bulb and carefully break it open for the cloves inside. Try not to damage the cloves at the base (where they are attached to the bulb) because a damaged base on a clove will mostly likely not grow.
Step 2: Take your garlic bulb and carefully break it open for the cloves inside. Try not to damage the cloves at the base (where they are attached to the bulb) because a damaged base on a clove will mostly likely not grow.
Step 3: Garlic is usually planted in the fall season. It is best planted close to your first frost date. You can wait until the first frost, just don’t wait until the soil has frozen too much for digging and planting.
Step 4: After planting the cloves of garlic, cover them with 2 inches of dirt and then cover that with some type of mulch (this can be: hay, dry leaves, compost, straw, grass clippings, etc.). This acts like an insulation against freeze/thaw cycles of late fall, winter, and early spring.
Step 5: Fertilize your garlic twice: first fertilize at the time of planting, then fertilize again in the spring to get them ready for a fall harvest. Fish emulsion is a wonderful organic fertilizer choice.
Step 6: Garlic hates wet soil, so only water them if it has been over a week since the last rain. Newly planted garlic, however, does need moisture to allow further root development, so give them light watering in the first few weeks (unless you are getting enough rain).
Step 7: In spring, green leaves will start coming up from the ground, and in those green leaves will appear
Step 8: Once the green stems start to dry up in late summer or early fall, it is time to get ready to harvest your garlic bulbs!
Step 9: When you are harvesting your garlic bulbs, you need to do this carefully. With hardneck garlic, the stalks are increasingly tough, so you can gradually and cautiously pull them up with a burrowing fork. You need the entire bulb with the leaves appended. With softneck garlic, the stalks may detach, so you should be much progressively cautious. Do whatever it takes not to wound the garlic bulbs. Other than softly tidying off the earth, don’t wipe them off with water.