There are many vegetable crops that can be grown in the average garden, but there are few as easy and rewarding as growing garlic. Whether it's planting the bulbs in fall when most other crops are finished growing or the enjoyment of seeing the young garlic plants popping out of the ground first in spring, garlic keeps things interesting all year.
Garlic growing can be as simple as planting a few bulbs in a flower bed for fun or as elaborate as growing an entire field with thousands of plants to sell to customers. No matter how much garlic you grow or what your purpose for planting is, the same basic principles for growing can be used for both large and small growers.
If you're a serious garlic grower or someone who wants to learn as much as possible, we highly recommend that you read through our growing pages listed below.
If you're looking for even more detailed and extensive information about garlic growing, you can read our ebook "The Master Guide to Growing Big Garlic". It's full of high quality tips, strategies and advice that you won't find anywhere else.
The following pages listed below have advice on how to give your garlic crop the best chance of success. As well, we've included brief descriptions of how we grow our own garlic. Just look for the paragraphs with a little red tractor beside them to see how we do things on our farm.
- Choosing Garlic Seed - Size, quality and sources.
- Garlic Soils - The perfect garlic soil as well as growing in sand and clay.
- Planting Garlic - Dates, planting techniques, depth and spacing.
- Garlic Growing - Weeding, watering, scape removal and crop scouting.
- Harvesting Garlic - Soil moisture before harvest, timing and digging.
- Curing and Storing Garlic - Drying, curing, storage methods and length of storage.
You can also check out our Blog for special garlic growing articles.