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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

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

02 Mar 20, anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try Styrofoam boxes from supermarkets.
29 Feb 20, Dion young (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Best variety of galic for Canberra Act Australia
02 Mar 20, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Look up the internet about garlic varieties for different climate zones.
12 Feb 20, janick whan (Australia - temperate climate)
whith is the best month to plant garlic .thank you
13 Feb 20, Cas (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Look it up. Hit , make sure it's your zone at the top of the page. Likely Apr/May/Jun
02 Feb 20, william kerr (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
what garlic is best to grow in the gympie region for a commercial crop? where would I get it?
17 Mar 20, Graham Bower (Australia - temperate climate)
For many years I stuck rigidly to old theory of "plant shortest day" and Harvest longest day. Always very successful, but recent years have experimented to early as mid April. Reasonable success with slightly earlier harvest. but quality not quite as good as later planting.... . In Berwick Vic.
03 Feb 20, anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Contact the agricultural department in your state.
17 Jan 20, pierre visagie (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
can i plant garlic in tunnels. what rime of year. watering intervals.
21 Jan 20, anon (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Read the top of the page for planting times. Water today and tomorrow stick you finger into the soil 75 mm, if your finger is wet then you don't need to water. Small waterings to start with and then increase it as the plant grows.
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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.

- Brittney Benèa Byrd

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