Planting Garlic In Fall

Planting garlic in the fall may seem counterintuitive but it’s actually the best way to ensure a great crop the following year. Here is everything you need to know to successfully plant garlic in the fall.

Choosing Garlic To Plant

The most important thing to consider when planting garlic in fall is to choose the best, the healthiest, the most robust seed garlic.

Where To Buy Seed Garlic

Shop local if possible as that will likely be the hardiest and best choice for your locale. I highly recommend finding hardneck garlic seed.

Preparing Your Garlic Bulbs For Planting


Garden Bed For Planting Garlic In The Fall

Prepare your garden beds in the fall before planting. Garlic thrives in rich, well-drained soil and in areas that receive full sun exposure.

Planting The Garlic

When ready, plant your garlic about 3 inches deep (in cold areas like where I am in Canada) or only about 1-2 inches in milder climates.

Harvesting The Garlic Scapes

One of the best parts of growing garlic is the garlic scapes which you will need to remove come June to let the plant continue to grow successfully.

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