How to Plant Garlic | Growing Garlic In Your Garden

 

Published on Oct 20, 2014

How to Plant Garlic | Growing Garlic In Your Garden
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The best time to plant garlic is in the Fall. You’ll want to pick out the right variety for your growing zone. Watch and learn how to plant garlic in your garden. To find all the best brands for your home, shop at http://www.homeclick.com.

Kathy Lalibarte Tips you how to grow garlic at home.

Choose a variety that is well-suited to your growing zone. Seed catalogs and local gardening centers offer many great choices. They will also help you choose the best variety.

Use a pitchfork to prepare the planting bed by loosening up the ground where you plan to plant. Take the time to enrich the soil with compost by spreading it out evenly across the prepared bed.

A single clove of garlic will produce an entire head next summer. When planting garlic, choose the biggest cloves. Position your garlic cloves where they will be planted, spacing them apart 6 to 8 inches on center.

Dig up just enough soil to plant the clove 3 inches below the surface. Don’t plant to deep.

In Zones 4 and 5, garlic appreciates spending the Winter beneath an insulating layer of straw or shredded leaves. Layer your insulation about 6 layers in depth. Be sure to wait until the ground begins to freeze before you apply it.

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