How To: Plant garlic in your garden for a plentiful harvest

Plant garlic in your garden for a plentiful harvest

David Epstein provides tips and shows garlic lovers how to plant garlic in their very own garden. It is best to grow garlic in the fall season from the months of September to November when the temperatures are cooler. Some people grow garlic in the spring, but it’s been found that growing garlic in the fall time will give a better crop. To begin, gather some plantable garlic bulbs making sure that you find ones that are either organic or from a seed catalog. At all cost, avoid conventional garlic because those are usually chemically treated and will not sprout and grow. Break your bulb into individual single cloves. Pant each clove with the pointy end facing up and roots facing down about 4 inches into the ground and 4-8 inches apart in loose soil. Also keep in mind that garlic favors phosphate and phosphorous so you can treat the soil with these nutrients. Cover the cloves with soil and if you have hay, place some on top of the soil to keep moisture from leaving and to also regulate the temperature. If you’ve planted your garlic correctly, you should have new bulbs by next spring or summer.

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