- Mar 29, 2012
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If so what cool kinds are you going to grow, and what time of year do you plant garlic where you live? I have 5 varieties this year and will plant next month.
I grow a purple skinned variety. I've done so for many years.I used to grow a commercial crop which was plaited and sold at markets. There was never a shortage of customers. The best time to plant in temperate climates is autumn and the earlier the better.Garlic likes a frost to get it started. If you live in a warm area, put the garlic in the refrigerator for a couple of days before planting. When planting I dig long trenches 1 foot apart filled with manure and plant cloves 4 inches between each. I harvest when the base of the stem starts to feel soft. This method only works if the garlic hasn't sent up a flower stem. If it does it should be harvested before it rains otherwise the skin of the garlic can be stained and if too far gone will taint the garlic with an unwanted taste.If so what cool kinds are you going to grow, and what time of year do you plant garlic where you live? I have 5 varieties this year and will plant next month.
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