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Growing garlic quick reference guide



Growing Garlic Guide

The growing garlic quick reference guide below is designed as a quick overview of growing garlic. For more details on the different stages from seed to harvest go to the related pages link.

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Veggie Garden Dairy
Vegetable Garlic
Also Known As
Botanical Family - Alliaceae, Genus - Allium, Species - A. sativum
Plant Type Cool season - annual - root vegetable
Frost Tolerance Hardy
Planting Position Sunny position - Will do alright in partial shade, but you'll have to wait longer for a full crop. They require a minimum of 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily.
Seed Viability 1 year
Germination 40-80 F (4-27 C)
Growing Temp 50-70 F (10-21 C)
Seed to Transplant Direct Plant Cloves
Planting Method Direct Plant Cloves
When to Plant Fall or Spring
Time to Plant Before the first hard freeze in fall - Early Spring planting is possible, but definitely a second choice
Seed Sowing Plant cloves
Plant Spacing Plant cloves - spaced 3-5 inches (7-12 cm) apart in rows 12-24 inches (30-60 cm) apart
Soil Conditions Well drained - Moderate to high organic matter - Medium fertility
Fertilizer Medium fertilizer needs, 3-4 quarts per 100 sq feet (3.3-4.4 liters per 9.3 square meters) preplanting of All-Purpose 5-5-5 Organic Fertilizer icon, same rate for each side dressing.
When to Fertilize 2 weeks before planting - in the spring when plants are 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) tall
Days to Harvest 90-150 days - depending on conditions and variety
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