Garlic Allium sativum
How to sow garlic: Direct seed large cloves
Sun requirement for garlic: Plant in Full Sun
Garlic has been planted 61 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.
Median lifespan32 weeks
First harvest expected33 weeks after planting
Last harvest expected33 weeks after planting
Companionszucchini yellow cauliflower green d'anjou pear peperoncini
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