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.garlic bulbs, garlic sets, garden

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. Prepare your garden bed.Break the garlic bulbs into individual cloves.Individual garlic 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.Plant garlic evenly 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.Cover the 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!garlic bulbs, garlic sets, garden

Have you tried growing garlic in your garden?

3 comments on “Planting Garlic in the Fall

Victoria on September 24, 2015 1:09 pm

I’ve got some planted now and will add more soon. Love it

Margy on September 24, 2015 4:20 pm

I grow garlic in pots on my deck to save the limited space in my raised bed garden. They don’t get very large, but make plenty for our use year round. Because the pots can freeze during the winter I do my planting in the spring. – Margy

Nancy Wolff on September 25, 2015 10:07 am

What a great idea Margy!

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