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Best Planting Time For Garlic

Best Planting Time For Garlic

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Is it okay to plant garlic any time of the year? Most vegetables are planted in the spring, so will garlic also grow well when planted in the spring? If not, when is the best time to plant it? Are there any other growing considerations worth knowing?

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Garlic is a fall vegetable. Most gardeners like to plant it before the ground freezes over. Plant the bulbs such that they have some time to develop a root system before they go dormant in the winters. Don't worry if you don't see any growth through the winters. As soon as the spring arrives, new shoots will appear, and growth will resume. Planting later in the winters will result in smaller bulbs at harvest time, so remember to plant on time.

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Plant individual garlic cloves between late September to mid-October. This will give a few weeks for root growth before the ground freezes. It will take plenty of months in the ground before it can be harvested in summers. Harvest the bulbs from late June to mid-July, once the leaves start turning yellow.

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Garlic is grown for both garlic greens and garlic bulbs. A spring planting is fine for harvesting green garlic. Instead of waiting for the end of summers for the foliage to turn dry, harvest spring planting in about 8 weeks after planting the cloves. If you've planted at the start of April, for example, harvest them at the end of May. You'll have the green tops with small bulbs at the end, similar to green onions. With a milder taste of garlic, they work perfectly in many recipes! However, the best time to plant garlic is in autumn, since it gives them an extended growing season to develop those big, juicy bulbs!

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Best Planting Time For Garlic

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Is it okay to plant garlic any time of the year? Most vegetables are planted in the spring, so will garlic also grow well when planted in the spring? If not, when is the best time to plant it? Are there any other growing considerations worth knowing?

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Garlic is a fall vegetable. Most gardeners like to plant it before the ground freezes over. Plant the bulbs such that they have some time to develop a root system before they go dormant in the winters. Don't worry if you don't see any growth through the winters. As soon as the spring arrives, new shoots will appear, and growth will resume. Planting later in the winters will result in smaller bulbs at harvest time, so remember to plant on time.

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Plant individual garlic cloves between late September to mid-October. This will give a few weeks for root growth before the ground freezes. It will take plenty of months in the ground before it can be harvested in summers. Harvest the bulbs from late June to mid-July, once the leaves start turning yellow.

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Garlic is grown for both garlic greens and garlic bulbs. A spring planting is fine for harvesting green garlic. Instead of waiting for the end of summers for the foliage to turn dry, harvest spring planting in about 8 weeks after planting the cloves. If you've planted at the start of April, for example, harvest them at the end of May. You'll have the green tops with small bulbs at the end, similar to green onions. With a milder taste of garlic, they work perfectly in many recipes! However, the best time to plant garlic is in autumn, since it gives them an extended growing season to develop those big, juicy bulbs!

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