I'm a newbe at growing garlic but I had ordered some cloves mostly softneck. Have a raised bed 4x12 ft. and 9 in deep. Its loaded with Beets, 10 different kind of lettuce and Arugula and other stuff. I was wondering if garlic could be grown in grow bags as I have a lot of 3,5 and 10 gal. left over. I had good results with grow bags for summers veggies. May be asking a few more dumb questions about garlic. But, remember " The only dumb question was the one that was never asked". Thanks for your anticipated help in the future.
Cut your grow bags halfway along the length, then turn the halves on their sides, boring 4x 1/4" holes 2" from the bottom.
Plant your cloves 3" apart after amending the compost in them with one handful of woodash and one handful of either fish/blood/bone or poultry manure pellets.
One further handful of manure pellets or FBB in the Spring when growth starts up again: one final handful early-mid May to feed whilst your garlic bulbs up.
Garlic does not need as much water as some folks think, but try not to let it dry out too completely.
In order to give your garlic the best chance, add a little soluble mycorrhizal fungi 2 weeks after planting. (This two weeks is to allow the cloves to start roots, which the myco can colonise)
I usually use my best six cloves from my best six bulbs, which often gives me decent bulbs, but I moved home last autumn & didn't get any planted, so I've started again from scratch, planting two softneck (Solent Wight) & 2 hardneck (Kingsland) bulbs.
I plant mine 1st week October.