Growing garlic from cloves (or, regrowing garlic from cloves, which is really what it’s all about) is a smart way to get your hands on this delicious and healthy (but typically pricey) Allium. Luckily, growing your own garlic is pretty easy. Follow the specs below and you shouldn’t have any problems growing your own garlic in pots, in your garden, or even indoors.
|When to sow indoors||Only recommended if you have access to full light inside|
|When to sow outdoors||Late summer to fall|
|Clove depth||2" (with end that was connected to basal plate pointed down)|
|Germination soil temperature||55°F|
|Germination length||Not applicable|
|When to transplant||Not recommended|
|Varieties||Spanish Roja (hardneck, purple)
Susanville (good for braiding & roasting)
|pH range||6.0 – 7.0|
|Soil temperature for growing||55° – 75°F|
|Nutrient requirements||N = moderate
P = moderate
K = moderate
|Fertilizer schedule||Not typically needed if planted in fertile soil|
|When to harvest||When bottom leaves yellow or the tops fall over|
Want to learn more?
Click here for more information on how to grow garlic from cloves.
Image thanks to Will Merydith!