Planting Garlic – Garden Tip

It’s that time.  It’s garlic planting time!

When it comes to planting garlic for the spring, here are a few guidelines you’ll want to follow…

  • Plant in a location with full sun, that is well drained, with nutrient rich soil (from compost or fertilizer)
  • Separate the cloves in the bulb, and peel apart individual bulbs.
  • Use only the larger cloves from the outside of the bulb for best results.
  • Place in the hole with the flat-bottom pointing down.

  • Top with nutrient rich soil.
  • Add layer of mulch, straw, leaves.
  • Water.
  • Watch and wait for sprouts.
  • Harvest bulbs come spring time.

There you have it.  A few tips and tricks for planting garlic in your garden.

(Here’s hoping that the pesky chipmunks don’t dig it up.  At least I can rest knowing that they’ll have really bad breath if they choose to lunch on it!)

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