Garlic is one of those vegetables that offers many benefits. It is not just for seasoning foods, you can use it to relieve ailments, including a toothache. When it comes to planting garlic, you need to start mid-fall.
Garlic can handle a frost. They can be planted in the spring, but it’s best to start in the fall and winter, so by the time spring rolls around, the leaves will have bloomed.
A good time to plant garlic is about four to six weeks before the first frost. You want to plant them before the ground freezes. They are easy to grow.
The garlic cloves that you purchase from the grocery store aren’t that fresh and are mushy. The good thing about planting garlic is that since has a bad odor, you won’t have to worry about too many rodents taking out the bulbs.
Garlic is like a pest repellant because of the bad odor.
1. Purchase the garlic cloves from a local nursery or through the mail.
Buy a few packets of garlic cloves, so that you have enough when you plant them. If you plan on having a large area, you’ll need many cloves. They are inexpensive, so you can buy a large number of garlic cloves.
It is not a good idea to buy the cloves from the grocery store because they are most likely unsuited for your area. The grocery store cloves are made and treated to last longer on the shelf. This will make it harder to grow.
Some nurseries have vegetables that have already been started and all you have to do is transfer them to the ground. You’ll need to buy a large amount, depending on how large you want your garden.
The garlic will continue to grow after you pick the first batch. Just pick them quickly when they do.