How to: Planting Your Hard Neck Garlic Bulbs in the Fall – Pinetree Garden Seeds

By the time November rolls around here in the North, our gardens have been cleared out, neatened up and prepped for a long winter rest. Something else you can do in preparation (or longing) for spring is to plant hard neck garlic bulbs before the ground freezes over. Hard neck garlic requires a “sleep” period of sorts after setting it’s roots in order to be able to produce in the spring.EEC_1118 - low

Begin by making sure your area has been fully rototilled before mapping out your garlic rows. They’ll need to be 2 feet apart.

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Cut the necks off your garlic bulbs before breaking the outer skin to reveal the cloves inside.

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Dig down 6 inches deep for each row.

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Place your cloves flat end down, pointed tip up. The cloves should be planted 6 inches apart.

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Cover loosely with the soil you dug out to create the row.

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Cover with some sort of mulch, like straw, grass clippings or chopped up leaves to prevent weeds, as garlic does not like competing with other growth.

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Ta-da! You’re done! It really is that simple, and you’ll be able to harvest your garlic as soon as late July.

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One thought on “How to: Planting Your Hard Neck Garlic Bulbs in the Fall – Pinetree Garden Seeds

  1. I see you have garlic for sale to plant this spring but since it should be planted in the fall, will you offer it for sale then as well?

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