Garlic Gardening Guide

Posted on 1st October 2011 in Gardening

Garlic is a delicate plant, but is not complicated to develop. If you give this plant the right environment, you can reap a lot of things to last for months. For example, garlic likes a soil rich in organic matter such as compost. So wherever you choose to grow your garlic make sure to mix enough of compost. Burying your food scraps at least eighteen inches deep in one place allows for both.

Garlic grows in a lower temperature. It likes the soil to be around 55 degrees Fahrenheit (three degrees Celsius). Once the garlic sprouts in the cooler soil, you can grow in a soil that gets a little hot, but if you can keep it fresh, you’re better off.

While the garlic itself can be a little spicy, the ground it needs is not acidic at ll. Garlic likes the level of soil pH to be in the range of 6.0 or 7.0. The best way to test the pH level of your soil is to use a home test kit available in any soil or garden center for less than five dollars. If the results show that the Ph is 7 or less then, your soil is acidic. More than 7 and your soil becomes alkaline. Make adjustments to your soil, following the instructions mentioned on the kit. This can help a lot in garlic growing.

Garlic likes full sun light and water. Choose a location in your garden that gets sunlight first thing in the morning and during the day. Also the same place should be well drained as garlic likes moisture but the area should not be saturated. Saturating the soil can cause the garlic to rot. The same principles apply to growing cucumbers.

When two or three lower leaves turn yellow, it’s time to harvest the garlic. This usually occurs in late summer or early fall.  Now you have no excuse not to add garlic to your vegetable garden at home. Whether you have a ½ acre farm and grow vegetables in containers, you can grow garlic at home for your gardening season.

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