Friday, 23 May 2014

How to grow garlic

Garlic is one the easiest crops that you can grow. It's just as easy to grow in pots as it is in the ground.
Step 1: Plant close to the autumn equinox or when the days start shortening and the nights become cooler. Gently split the garlic bulb into individual cloves.

Step 2: Add quality compost or manure to your garden bed. Try to choose a garden bed in full sun. Then make a small hole that is 8cm deep for each clove.

Step 3: Place each clove with the pointy end up. Cover around the clove and cover the hole with mulch. You should see green shots in about 2 weeks. 

Step 4: You can harvest once the foliage starts to die back and turn brown. Store bulbs in a cool, dry place and they'll last up to 8 months. I always split up my bulbs for the next season.
 
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