When it comes to planting garlic in the autumn, a few basic tips will go a long way toward creating a great crop that is ready to harvest in the early following season.
Garlic is not only simple to grow, but it improves with each year’s harvest as you pick out the best bulbs to transplant.
What are the requirements for a successful garlic harvest?
That’s actually the best thing of all. Growing garlic in a garden is one of the easiest things to do. It naturally repels most pests, and it requires little to no upkeep or care. It also doesn’t need to be watered or fertilized very often.
The flat end of each garlic clove should be placed down when planting it, with the pointed end facing up. The sprouting end of the point tip is designed to allow rapid sprouting through the soil.
The final step is to cover the cloves with the remaining soil. Simply cover the trench with a layer of dirt that’s the same height as surrounding soil, and don’t tamp down the earth.
Cover your crop with a thin layer of straw, about an inch thick, as soon as it is planted. This method allows the garlic to thrive while keeping weed seeds out of the soil. The bulbs and mulch will settle in better if you water the crop in after applying a light layer of mulch on top of them.