Growing Garlic

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Garlic in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Plant cloves

September: Garlic can overwinter. Cover with a good layer of mulch . In areas where frost persists into March/ April, expect to harvest your garlic in June/July.

October: Garlic can overwinter. Cover with a good layer of mulch . In areas where frost persists into March/ April, expect to harvest your garlic in June/July.

  • 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

14 Apr 20, Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
I think it takes awhile for garlic to germinate. Probably more about the seasons changing - summer to autumn. It is only now just starting to become cooler. A reasonable watering 1-2 times a week depending on how hot it is and if the soil dries quick or not.
05 Apr 20, Roland Philip (Canada - Zone 2a Sub-Arctic climate)
Hey pal. In canada right now. Looking to relocate to Caribbean , will that be a tropical climate. Few pointers on growing garlic in Caribbean tropical climate. Soil type Amt. Of water Start date for planting Thank u regards
06 Apr 20, Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
I would suggest you look up tropical and sub-tropical climates in Australia or USA etc and check what they do there.
05 Apr 20, Anon (Australia - tropical climate)
You can try growing garlic in the tropics but it needs chilling in a fridge to get it ready to grow.
27 Mar 20, Frank Dart (Australia - arid climate)
I have only a small garden being in a unit, I have Zucchini, Capsicum,Tomatoes, Radish and Rhubarb in the bed will Garlic be compatible with them. Frank
29 Mar 20, Ruth (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Gdday Frank! no problem, just don't plant any beans or peas near garlic, they don't like each other!!! happy gardening, stay healthy & happy!!
28 Mar 20, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go to garlic and read what is compatible with it and what is not.
20 Mar 20, TIME SALANOA (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi i am really try to find a place in NZ to buy a garlic to plant in my garden,any help for me please.Thanks.
23 Mar 20, Raych (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Just buy NZ Garlic from the fruit shop (which will still be open during quarantine), break it apart and plant the largest cloves and eat the little ones.
23 Mar 20, Anon (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
GOOGLE - where to buy garlic in NZ.
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My experience is with shallot bulbs. I just keep them loose in a pot tray/dish drying tray about 2-3 (??)

- anon

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