Garlic is not very heard to grow, just keep these few things in mind to produce high qualityGarlic
1 Soil: garlic love well drained sandy loam to loam soil with lots of organic matter. Add green manure crops in your rotation to increase organic matter in the soil. Take pride in how you prepare the soil. Garlic loves plenty of organic matter.
2 Seed: Always select good size health with nice shape. In General clove size matter more than bulb.
3 Weeds: Stay on top of the weeds. We do at least hoeing to make sure no weeds in the garlic in April & May You won’t get those nice large heads with a weedy garden. Mulch using grass clippings or leaves to help prevent weeds
4 Fertilizers: We use fish bone at planting & kelp when the garlic is 8-10” tall.
5 Removing scapes: Cut off scapes as soon as they appear will increase the size of your garlic bulb.
Curing GarlicWhen the bottom 1/3 of the garlic plants leaves turn brown it is ready for harvest. Dig one up to be sure and check to see if the garlic has formed wrappers around the individual cloves. Cure garlic in a cool dry area for 4 to six weeks. In curing the energy from the leaves goes to bulbs as they dry. Hang the plant in bunches out of direct sun light with good air circulation with temp around 26C or 80F for two in dry region
and little more in humid region. If you don’t have good air circulation use fans.