Growing Garlic

Allium sativum : Amaryllidaceae / the onion family

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

06 Mar 23, (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
It says to plant Feb to April.
03 Mar 23, Clement Lephallo (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Good evening everyone. I'm in Lesotho where we have high summer rain fall and cold winter. I want to plant garlic therefore I would like to know the right season to start planting garlic.
26 Mar 23, thabang mapetja (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I am also in Lesotho, last year I planted it in early March and harvested end of October.
02 Mar 23, Aggie (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi live in South Australia when is the best time to plant my Garlic
03 Mar 23, (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Check the guide in the garlic section for your climate.
02 Mar 23, Elizabeth (Australia - temperate climate)
new to growing garlic. do I fertilise the soil prior or is it not necessary ? thank you =)
03 Mar 23, (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Depends on the quality of your soil now. If fairly rich no need for it. Or let them grow to say 15cm and if looking a bit weak give some fertiliser. A clinched handfull to 8-10l of water.
10 Feb 23, Jorel Neville (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Which is best, hard neck or soft neck in zone 7b? Charlotte area
29 Jan 23, marco (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
i am getting my beds ready for my garlic crop .i live on the gold coast Queensland .i will be planting first week of march .i am after glen large garlic .has anyone have any idea whare i can pick some up without the postage costs ...
12 Feb 23, marco (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
i went to the farmers markets local ....some stall holders just sell !!! they do not know too much about the product they sell ...i did eventually find a market Gardner grower and we started chatting on garlic i ended up buying italian purple garlic because they have their plot not too far from my local area. nice !! ....elephant garlic is a leek family i picked up them too ....any way if u want to grow local it is worth the trouble to chat with people .at the end the outcome is greater reward when you go home with what u want,i also ended up with tomato from italy i dry them use the seed ....they smell fantastic ....
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It says to plant now. It all comes down to how fertile your soil is and whether you water them enough. Pots require more attention.

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