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How to grow garlic

Garlic is really easy plant to grow. Most people don’t realise how easy it is and buy garlic in the shop spending a fortune. :) It can be grown anywhere in your garden – garlic is not fussy. It needs the same conditions as onions to grow well (read Growing and planting onions) The best time to plant garlic is a late September (please note: these instructions may not work that well if you have different seasons like in India or other Monsoon countries).

How to grow garlic

1) Buy garlic bulb in the shop or on the market. Cut it down in the middle and separate the cloves. Try not to break or damage the cloves, just break them naturally. You can leave the skin on, it doesn’t matter.
2) Plant garlic cloves about 2 inches deep and give them 3-4 inches space between each one.
3) Put them in groups of 5-6 or more and plant them like any other bulbs – tip part should be up and the bottom part – down.
4) Cover them up and forget about them until the next fall. When the leafs are almost turning brown – dig them up and enjoy your fresh self-grown garlic! :)

Update here: How to grow bigger garlic cloves.

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Growing tomatoes in pots
Growing and planting pumpkins

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(c)Garden Seeds

I wish I could be read better in Spanish, but I found a great site that will be of help with my veggies. Most tutoring net companies just sell netting and have no real expertise in agriculture. Hortomallas has a great library available to farmers as tutora means tutor as referred to a plant. I ran into this site by mere chance as I was trying to find the ideal product to tutor my backyard vegetables, and did not know that using netting reduces viruses and fungi. I will try now to go 100% organic!