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Growing Garlic

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(Best months for growing Garlic in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Plant cloves

  • Easy to grow. Plant cloves. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 95°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 4 - 5 inches apart
  • Harvest in 17-25 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Beets, Carrots, Cucumbers, Dill, Tomatoes, Parsnips
  • Avoid growing close to: Asparagus, Beans, Brassicas, Peas, Potatoes

Your comments and tips

05 Nov 10, Gene (Australia - temperate climate)
They sound wonderful Barbara. Where do you sell them?
10 Feb 11, bill elliott (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
So where do you sell your garlic Barbara Burnett, as I would definately like to buy some from you please??
28 Jan 12, Fr David S Dampier (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Thanks for all your help Ms Burnett. Will you add me to your 'sell' list when you are ready to sell seed 'Pearls of Life' garlic? I definately would buy from 20-30. I can look after that many without too many dramas. I am retired and therefore have adequate gardening time on my handss BTW how much do you generally charge? Thanks again. -Fr David S Dampier
01 Mar 11, Barbara Burnet (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Thankyou for comments. I am preparing soil now for planting. may be in two to three weeks.Have had to get soil hoed up this year instead of digging up. Much easier.! I have only sold in small amounts this year . Have found if customers buy lots to plant they forget about it or cannot find it amongst weeds etc. Home gardners are better to plant no more than 20 bulbs .They can look after them fertilise etc. They do need care, although easy to grow. They have wonder flavour and do not go off. I market my Garlic for your Good Health and to eat them freshly sliced daily with a biscuit and a little tomato on fresh bread and honey. or toast. Wonderfull.Thats why I call them the "Pearls of Life."
04 Mar 11, paddy (Australia - temperate climate)
thanks for the read, I was given today some garlic to plant, it is beginning to shoot, do I plant it now or wait for a while, if so how should I store same.....thanks ia
10 May 11, Vincent Albioli (Australia - temperate climate)
Hello Barbara I am looking at planting about 1 acre of garlic on unprepared ground. My question to you is, have I missed the boat? Once you take in the time required to have the ground ready for planting. Secondly, do you have any extra garlic to sell so I can plant or do you know someone who can help. Very interested in the Australian Gold. Hope you can help or pass on any information would be greatly appreciated.
24 May 11, Benjamin Petkov (Australia - temperate climate)
This is my first year of growing Garlic. The ground is nice and rich and the first little sprouts have started to poke out of the ground. However they are being attacked by birds. Any ideas on how to keep them away?
24 Nov 11, Ros (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi am wondering where to purchase enough garlic for about an acre. Ta
20 Dec 11, Leslely (in West Victoria) (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hello, Want to know where to get garlic? Do you plant cloves or buy seeds? Only two of us, so how many to grow and preserve for the year? Any help out there would be much appreciated. Thanks.
20 Mar 13, Sandy Egan (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, We have been reading with great interest about growing garlic..as first timers, and are wondering if you currently are selling seeds..or bulbs.....and the price..not sure how you supply..or if this is the right time of year. Also any advice on cultivation, maintenance, soil type raised gardens required etc. Thanks ..hope to hear back. We are located in Victoria. Regards, Sandy
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Garlic I have grown purple Australian garlic over the past 4 years. I plant the toes on 1 April and pull bulbs early October.This works for my climate. It is trial and error on the pulling up, as too soon they will not keep. I have some bulbs if anyone wishes for me to send. Please email hobbfarm (at) yahoo dot com dot au

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