How to Grow Garlic

Category: 

Vegetable

Planting Time:

Autumn or Early Spring

Harvest Time:

Early or late Summer

Difficulty:

Easy

Planting & Care Instructions:

    Space cloves 6 inches apart in rows of at least 6-12 inches
    Make holes in your compost deep enough to cover the cloves with 2 inches of soil
    Plant cloves in the soil with the root (flat) side down, and the shoot (pointy end) upwards
    Cover with 2 inches of soil and lightly pat down
    Water every 14 days during long dry spells
    Once the bulbs have reached maturity, the stalks will begin to turn a yellowish colour and fall to the ground
    Harvest by pulling the entire plant up from the soil, using a well placed pitchfork if needed