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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 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

30 Nov 17, Thakasile Hlophe (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Is possible to plant garlic in Ladysmith Kwa Zulu Natal and if possible when is the right time or season
23 Nov 17, Manju Campbell (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I planted garlic in may and it was so healthy up October and now it get a rust will you please let me know when is the harvesting season .or what shall I do
17 Nov 17, Joe (Australia - temperate climate)
My wife planted garlic late october in frankston victoria will it mature or should we dig it up and wait till april. Thx
20 Nov 17, Mike (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
It does say plant in the Autumn. I would suggest you plant then.
14 Nov 17, Brittney Benèa Byrd (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I live in Zone 9a. Has anyone had any luck planting garlic in zone 9a? I am going to give it my best shot - it's in my refrigerator. Been reading about vernalization. If it would cool off here for any extended length of time I hope to get my cloves planted.
10 Nov 17, Mandi Prinsloo (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi there, I stay in Limpopo province. I have some bulbs that have jyst stated sprouting. Can I plant them now?
02 Nov 17, Beryl (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I had a bulb I bought and the cloves istarted to shoot, I just decided to break them off and plant them, I put them only a few Center meters apart, I had forgotten I had planted them, and about a month ago thought it was grass, was going to pull them out, a neighbour said it looks like either garlic or onion, so left them there, not long after I remembered what I had done. Now I have sooo many leaves come up. Now I want to know when do I ‘pick’ them??? Exciting
05 Nov 17, Dale (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I planted organic purple garlic in March this year and pulled them up at the end of September, They take around 8 months, but mine looked like the leaves were all dying,so out they came....and then all the rain and flooding came ,so it was the right time, They are well worth planting as they don't need much attention...just don't over water them as they may rot.
03 Nov 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Google " How to grow Garlic". Will tell you how long from planting to harvest.
01 Nov 17, Achmat shabodien (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Planted garlic 6/6/17 the picture are what they look like now what is the next step . Appr some advice.thanks....area is Cape Town RSA
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I have planted garlic 4 weeks ago I water them everyday, Prior to planting I seperate cloves, I'm wondering when they'll be ready ? It is getting into warmer weather here around 17-23 degrees everyday. Also the green leaves have become soft and are no longer upright they're so soft and floppy.

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