2. Plant the garlic in the fall or early winter.
Garlic needs between six to eight months to mature. The traditional time to plant garlic is during Winter Solstice, which is December 21.
The other times to plant garlic is between October and December. It depends on what type of climate you have in your area. It is best to plant them before the first frost. It is no reason to plant garlic if the ground is already frozen. It would be better to wait until next fall before trying to plant again.
Even though, garlic grows better in the cool months, they still need some heat to mature. A lot of the times the package of garlic will have when is the best time to plant them. You can even ask someone at your local nursery to be sure. You don’t want to plant them too early or late.