We’re getting ready to go on a big adventure this fall. More about that later, but as we get ready to go away many of the chores include the garden. It’s such a busy time of year. Children heading back to school, vegetables to be harvested from the garden and it’s also time to plant the garlic. Here in Vermont we plant garlic in the fall and harvest it in late July.
I love growing garlic here in Vermont. It is one of the more satisfying plants to grow. Once the garlic bulbs are planted there is really not much more you have to do until it’s time to cut the scapes! Plus I always seem to have a wonderful and abundant crop of garlic that lasts until the following season.
Planting garlic is very easy. Prepare your garden bed. Break the garlic bulbs into individual cloves. I plant hard necked garlic which does extremely well for me.
Plant each clove about 4 inches into the soil, about 5-6 inches apart. Cover lightly with soil. They should be far enough into the soil so the frost doesn’t push them up. Once the garlic is planted mulch the garden bed with straw. Nothing else to do but wait until next summer when it’s time to harvest! In the meantime I’ll be enjoying the garlic I harvested this year!
Have you tried growing garlic in your garden?