Garlic is a Panacea for What Ails You
It’s Delicious and Frugal
Garlic is One of the Easiest Crops to Grow
- Separate the cloves from the head, but leave the papery husk on each clove.
- Plant each clove, pointy end up about 2” down in the soil and cover.
- You can plant them in rows or however you like, just keep them 6-8” apart.
- Cover them with soil and a little mulch if you have some. Fallen leaves are terrific for this.
- If you aren’t expecting rain, then lightly water.
* Depending on your climate – you may need to water a bit over winter. I live in the Pacific Northwest and I just stick them in the ground and leave them alone.
- About June, you will see the leaves begin to brown – stop any additional watering.
- Once the third leaf is brown, loosen the soil and carefully dig one head up and check it. Just knock the dirt off (don’t rinse it). If it looks good, dig them up and leave them outside for 2 weeks to cure. Just make sure it doesn’t rain on them.
- Once cured, knock off the excess dirt and bring them in. They can be stored in a cool dark place for up to a year. A mesh bag works great or even an old, clean pair of nylons works.
“Stop and smell the garlic! That’s all you have to do.” – William Shatner.