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Growing Garlic

I tried it for the first time last fall, and it’s easy as can be.
Garlic bulbs

Garlic bulbs contain four to 12 cloves around a central stalk. When planted in the fall, each clove will form a new bulb that’s ready to harvest next summer.

This old dog learned a new trick! And it was so embarrassingly easy I don’t know why I didn’t try it decades ago. After more than 30 years of gardening, I finally planted garlic for the first time last fall.

The obstacle to growing garlic, as it turns out, was my perception of the gardening calendar. Like most northern-tier gardeners, I think of the vegetable-gardening season as running from roughly April to October. When the hard frosts of autumn knock down the last of the squash and pumpkin vines, I close the book on another season.

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-Ann Whitman
Horticulturist, Gardener’s Supply

1 Comment

  1. October 13, 2008    

    I bought some garlic to plant this fall. I’m so excited for spring!

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