Garlic

Purple garlic and white garlic are planted in the fall and harvested the following summer. It'll spice up your aiolis, curries and roasts! Mmm, gar-lick your lips!
Common name : Garlic
Scientific name : Allium sativum d'automne
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Category : Veggies
Type of plant : Biennial
Edible
Edible
Autumn-planted garlic likes clay/limestone soil, provided that it's well-drained (especially in winter) and in direct sunlight. Unlike many vegetable garden species, it doesn't like recently conditioned soil. Plant from October to November and harvest when the stems turn yellow the following summer. Purple garlic should only be grown in gentle climates. The same goes for green garlic. Harvested early in the season, it's a treat!

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 30 - 100
pH 7 - 8

Identify my garlic

Allium sativum — garlic, for the layperson — is a species of perennial, monocotyledonous garden vegetable. It's powerfully aromatic and flavorful bulbs are often used in cooking. This information is particular to white and violet garlic, which is planted in autumn and harvested the following summer — or very early in the season, making it what we call "green garlic"!

Plant my garlic

Plant them 10 cm apart in rows separated by 20 cm. Plant outdoors-specific bulbs, which are stronger and more vigorous. If your soil doesn't drain well, form a 5 to 10 cm high mound, which will protect the garlic from excess moisture if it rains frequently. Bury each bulb by hand, a few centimeters underground, keeping the top pointing upwards. Water once, enough to darken the soil.

Prune my garlic

Cut the flower stem as soon as it appears, it will save the energy of your garlic for a better harvest.

Water my garlic

Water moderately in case of mid-summer dryness. Don't be fooled if the leaves turn yellow in the summer — it's part of their normal vegetative cycle. Therefore, make sure you don't water excessively.

Take care of my garlic

Lightly hoe to weed the plot. Water very little or not at all. It's rarely necessary.

Harvesting my garlic

Once the leaves have turned completely yellow and the bulbs are well-formed, it's time to harvest your garlic! Harvesting is carried out by pulling up the stem at the base. Harvesting is carried out by pulling up the stem from the base of the plant. Leave the heads in the sun for a number of days to let them dry. You may braid the stems together to store your garlic in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

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