How to grow garlic in a garden

  1. Choose a sunny spot in the garden and enrich the soil by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver and Plant Fertiliser.  
  2. Separate the individual cloves and push these into holes 2cm to 5cm deep and 10-20cm apart, ensuring the clove is pointy end up. Water in well and mulch lightly with an organic mulch, like sugarcane or pea straw. 
  3. Water regularly throughout the growing season to keep soil moist, but not wet – you don’t want the bulbs to rot! 
  4. Feed twice in winter with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver and Plant Fertiliser. Once spring hits and the weather warms, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food.
  5. To harvest, wait until the flower has browned and died, then using a small trowel, gently lift from underneath and pull on the stem.

     


How to grow garlic in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that is at least 30-40cm in diameter. Position in a sunny spot and fill with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. 
  2. Separate the individual cloves and push these into holes 2cm to 5cm deep and 10-20cm apart, ensuring the clove is pointy end up. Water in well. 
  3. Water regularly throughout the growing season to keep soil moist, but not wet – you don’t want the bulbs to rot!  
  4. Feed twice in winter with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver and Plant Fertiliser. Once spring hits and the weather warms, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food
  5. To harvest, wait until the flower has browned and died, then using a small trowel, gently lift from underneath and pull on the stem.

Growing tips

  • Garlic is happiest when planted in cool weather. Autumn is ideal for most zones.

  • Soil with a pH of around 5.5 to 7 (acidic to neutral) is ideal.

  • Mulch with a light open mulch to a depth of up to 10-20 cm.

  • After harvesting, remove soil and hang to dry out – this can take a couple of weeks.


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