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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

  • 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

20 Aug 19, El Perro Loco (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Garlic - Brisbane - Sub-tropical. Due to circumstances I planted garlic very late April. 60 cloves and a brilliant strike. Now - I have a sparse scattering of remaining plants. The majority got to about 200 mm (6 inches) high then just turned yellow and died. The remaining ones (probably 10) are as healthy as, look like I will get some great cloves and are spread across the garden in no discernible pattern. Any suggestions of hints?
22 Aug 19, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If you look at the planting calendar at the top of the page - plant May June July. There is an old saying plant on the shortest day of the year and harvest the longest day. Hours of daylight that is. Yellow plants may mean lacking N. You may have over or under watered them.
18 Jul 19, Maria (Australia - tropical climate)
Can I grow Garlic in Cairns Qld. And if so, what is best type and when to plant?
19 Jul 19, (Australia - tropical climate)
Pay attention to the top of the page - it tells you whether you can grow it and when to plant in your climate zone - that is what this web site is for - self help. Look up the internet to see what varieties grow best in the tropics or just plant some and see what happens.
13 Jul 19, Sam (Australia - temperate climate)
It's mid July and my garlic for planting only just arrived... I am in Canberra. Is it a waste to try planting them now? It's still very cold here for another month at least.
15 Jul 19, (Australia - temperate climate)
They should do alright - maybe not so big a bulb. Read the notes and plant earlier next year.
02 Jul 19, Bea (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Best type of garlic for Vegas, 9A.
14 Jun 19, James Agius (Australia - temperate climate)
thanks for the advise james
14 Jun 19, Jill (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I have an 8cm tray. Would this be deep enough to grow garlic in?
18 Jun 19, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
If you want to check it 3 times a day to see if the soil is moist enough.
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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.

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