First, buy garlic bulbs from a commercial supplier or local farmer’s market. Break each head of garlic into separate cloves and use the larger ones for planting and the smaller ones for eating. The space for planting should have soil pH between 6-7. Plant them 2 inches deep, ensuring that the pointed end faces up. Cover with soil and 2”- 4” of mulch for protection.
Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains: Garlic is easy to grow and produces numerous bulbs. Beyond its intense flavor and culinary uses it is good in the garden as an insect repellent and has been used for centuries as a home remedy.
How To Plant Garlic At Home?
Gro garlic from cloves, rather than seed. Buy garlic bulbs from a commercial supplier or local farmer’s market. Don’t use garlic from the grocery store as they are often treated to prevent sprouting.
Break each head of garlic into separate cloves. Use the larger ones for planting and the smaller ones for eating.
Prepare the space you plan to plant garlic where it will receive full sun. It’s also important to have well-draining, nutrient-rich soil. A commercial soil conditioner will help both with drainage and supply needed organic matter. For best results, grow garlic in soil where the pH is between six and seven.
Plant each clove about two inches deep, making sure that the pointed end is facing up, and at least six to eight inches apart.
Cover the cloves with soil followed by 2”- 4” of mulch to prevent extremes or rapid changes in temperature and moisture.
The leaves of garlic are long and strappy, and while they aren’t extremely showy, they blend nicely in a flower or herb garden.
Harvesting Your Garlic
–Autumn-planted garlic will be ready to harvest in June and July and spring-planted garlic will be ready slightly later. –Wait until the leaves have started to wither and turn yellow, and then loosen the bulbs from the soil. –Be careful not to leave the bulbs in the ground too long after the leaves have withered as the bulbs are likely to re-sprout and may rot when stored.