Would you like to grow garlic? Are you tempted but believe it is difficult to grow? Let us assure you there is no great mystery. You may have heard, it is not “rocket science” and that is so true. Anyone can grow garlic! Yes, anyone!
Here are a few main points to remember.
Start small so you can experience the basic steps in growing quality garlic. You don’t need a lot of space. For example a 4’x6’ plot will allow you to plant 50 cloves. This could give you 50 plants to harvest. It all depends on how much garlic you wish to have. If all you wish to plant is enough for yourself that is good. Not everyone is interested in growing in large quantities. You can always increase later if you wish to do so. But you need to learn and experience the growing of it first.
Choose your site with as much sun exposure in mind. Garlic loves the sun
The bed needs to be prepared before planting with good drainage
Important you plant “clean seed”, that is you purchase quality garlic from a known source free of disease/insect damage
Our members are always ready to offer advice and support. Have a look at “Stepping Through the Seasons” that follows. Feel free to contact us with any questions/concerns you may have. We are here for you.