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What you need:
  • Large healthy garlic bulbs
  • Mulch
  • Trowel
Planting your own garlic is easy. All it takes is semi-fertile, well draining soil, and about 36 weeks of growing time. Separate a bulb of garlic into individual cloves. Each clove should be large and free of any marks or soft spots.
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Next, dig a hole that is about twice as deep as the garlic clove is tall. Holes should be about six inches apart. Place the clove in the hole with the basal plate facing down and the pointed growing tip facing upwards. Backfill the hole with soil and gently firm it down.
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If the soil is very dry water the planted bulbs thoroughly.
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If you live in an area that has freezing temperatures in the winter, mulch the planting area. The colder the winter, the deeper the mulch. 4-6 inches of mulch should be sufficient for very cold areas.