Growing Garlic

Growing Garlic

  

  • Plant Garlic in the fall, 6 weeks prior to freeze. Usually Mid October.
  • Separate the cloves from each bulb.
  • You may choose to do a fertilizer soak to give them a boost which reduce diseases and increases plant health. We highly recommend this step especially for larger garlic growers. 
  • Since garlic is a heavy feeder, work in a good fertilizer into the soil (optional).
  • Plant garlic into prepared soil about 3" deep about 6-9" apart with the tip of the clove up and the root side down. Cover the tip of the clove with approximately 1” of soil.
  • Put 3-6” of mulch over your garlic and wait until spring!
  • In the spring, weed.
  • In June, keep weeding, but also pick the scapes off the hardneck garlics. Eat them! They are delicious.  Check out our recipes!
  • Harvest when you have 5 full green leaves remaining or 50% of the leaves have died from the bottom.
  • Cure garlic out of the sun in an area with good air circulation until they are dry - about 3 weeks.
  • Eat and enjoy! See how best to store your garlic until spring.

Keene Garlic planting garlic in the fall.

Keene Garlic planting garlic in the fall.