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How to Grow Garlic

I’m about to plant our garlic and this post is a really useful one. We planted successfully last winter and I’m hoping for the same results this year.

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Now is the time I start planting garlic. According to the search stats finding my blog recently, the topic of how to grow garlic seems be quite popular. Planting times, growing and harvesting garlic appears to be causing confusion to some, so I thought I’d put this guide together. I’m not an expert by any means, but it might be useful to those searching the internet looking for information.

When to plant garlic:

I tend to plant garlic during November or December, but you can plant from October right up until early spring, if conditions are right. Reasonably well-drained soil is perfect for autumn planting, and this gives your garlic a longer growing season to produce bigger bulbs. If your soil tends to be too claggy for autumn planting, try starting garlic off in small pots of compost instead, leave them outside your back door or anywhere they won’t blow away! Plant your pots of sprouting garlic out in early spring once…

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3 comments on “How to Grow Garlic

  1. roughseasinthemed
    November 16, 2014

    What I didn’t know when I was gardening in the UK was that you can harvest young garlic, ie before it bulbs up. Totally delicious. I’d have to look it up to write about it though.

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  2. Kim in Fiji
    November 17, 2014

    Love garlic, alas it does not grow here. Good for you and your family that you are able to grow it.

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