Garlic is one of the easiest vegetables to grow at home. It grows easily, and does not take up much space in your yard or garden.
All you have to do is choose the right variety and plant it on suitable soil and fertile soil. Here are the steps:
1. Choosing Types of Garlic:
If you have home catalogs and decide to search what kind of garlic in them, you will notice dozens of variants, but we suggest you distinguish between softneck and hardneck.
These first softneck’s got their name because they can be easily braided and have flexible stems. Hardneck have a solid stem.
Softneck, grow in regions with mild climate and give strong aromas of cloves. Hardneck can be grown where there is a cooler climate. However, pick any seed from the nearest market and that seed must be able to grow in your home.
2. Planting Garlic:
Somewhere in the 3rd quarter of the year, when there is fertile soil, take a bulb of a garlic and put it down in a soil, about 8 inches in all directions and 2 inches deep. Green pieces will begin to show on the surface.
When winter is over, keep them weeded. If the soil becomes dry, add a little water, just 2 inches to the root, not too much.
3. Cutting Garlic Scapes:
Some tips for cutting Garlic:
- When they grow to 4 to 6 inches in length, you begin to cut them.
- You can if you want to wait and put them to a vase, but do not wait too long as the pellets may appear in the middle of the garlic so you will have to cut them and plant them again.
4. Ready to pull out the Garlic:
The varieties of garlic that we have described in this post are divided into early, middle and late stages depending on the period of planting and the climate zone in which they are planted. Heat speeds them up, cold slows them down.
When you see that the garlic already has 5 or 6 leaves, it is ready to be taken out.