Growing Garlic

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
                P P    

(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 10°C and 35°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 10 - 12 cm 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

26 Jan 21, Rhondda Tittums (Australia - arid climate)
I live in Karratha in the NW of Western Australia, when should I plant garlic?
28 Jan 21, Paul (Australia - temperate climate)
Plant on the shortest day harvest on the longest day that`s plant in June
11 Jan 21, Heidi Paulse (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I have a 1.3 hectre smalholding on the west.coast south africa and would like to start garlic planting.Where can l found a garlic planting guide. Thanks
01 Feb 21, Sharon (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Graceland Garlic
12 Jan 21, Carl (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
One of the best resources is
12 Jan 21, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Do you have agricultural government departments, ring them and ask.
21 Dec 20, Thuli (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I want to grow garlic but i do not have a market. What must i do? (Gardenate reply: You need to talk to an Agricultural Advisor in your area - Gardenate is for home gardeners not farmers)
24 Dec 20, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Look up seed selling websites.
25 Nov 20, Koos (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
When can i plant garlick in gauten and what vaiarety im in springs
26 Nov 20, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Check the planting calendar at top of the page. Check internet for varieties sold in South Africa.
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I live in Ponte Vedra (about 15 miles south of Jacksonville Beach). I grew a little bit of garlic last year in our raised garden bed. It didn't seem to have a lot of flavor. I see that you don't recommend garlic for zone 9B. Why is that?

- Becky

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