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Garlic Allium sativum

How to sow garlic: Direct seed large cloves

Sun requirement for garlic: Plant in Full Sun

Garlic has been planted 70 times by Growstuff members.

The garlic plant has a bulbous root separated into cloves and a tall stalk with branching leaves. The plant has two main subspecies: hard and soft neck. The choice between which subspecies to grow depends on latitude and at what point in the growing season you will be planting the crop: garlic can be day-length sensitive. Hard-neck garlic is usually grown in cooler climates and creates larger cloves. Soft-neck garlic is grown in warmer climates and produces smaller, tightly-packed cloves. Be sure to trim garlic scapes before they flower - this will focus the plant's energy into bulb growth, resulting in larger cloves and bulbs. Scapes have a fresh, light garlic flavor. They are delicious raw or cooked, and make a great pesto.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

32 weeks

First harvest expected

33 weeks after planting

Last harvest expected

33 weeks after planting

Height

120cm

Spread

10cm

Row Spacing

10cm

Companions

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Photos

Garlic crops

Garlic plantings

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Garlic harvests

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Garlic seeds

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Varieties

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