WHEN TO PLANT GARLIC IN THE UK

WHEN TO PLANT GARLIC IN THE UK WITH CALANDER

When to plant garlic UK? is our next guide to help you make a good decision about getting good garlic planting, growing, and also to harvest in the UK.

WHEN TO PLANT GARLIC UK

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A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO WHEN TO PLANT GARLIC IN THE UK

Do you want to learn how to grow garlic? It’s a very simple crop to grow!

Garlic doesn’t take up a lot of room, isn’t fussy, and there are a lot of different varieties to try. It’s also a great crop to get kids involved with because it’s simple and enjoyable to grow.

HOW TO GROW GARLIC ON YOUR OWN?

You’ve come to the right place if you’re wondering, “This all sounds great, but how do I grow garlic?”

This article will teach you everything you need to know about growing garlic. I’ve included information on when, where, and how to plant garlic bulbs, as well as how to care for your garlic plants, harvest your garlic bulbs, and grow garlic in containers.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF GROWING GARLIC?

Garlic is cultivated from a bulb. A number of garlic cloves make up each bulb. Garlic bulbs are quite familiar to you; they appear exactly like the garlic you buy in the shop.

Break the bulb apart and plant each clove in the ground to grow garlic. Each clove will develop into a new garlic bulb, resulting in a large garlic crop from only one bulb.

WHEN TO PLANT GARLIC IN THE UK

Garlic can be planted in the fall or spring. Autumn-planted cultivars, it appears, are more productive and yield larger bulbs. I’ve always planted my garlic in the fall, mostly because it’s one less crop to start during the April planting frenzy!

Related Guide: HOW TO PLANT GARLIC IN THE FALL

“Plant in the spring, between January and late March, for beautifully symmetrical bulbs.”

UK MONTH ACTIVITIES CALANDER FOR WHEN TO PLANT GARLIC AND HARVEST GARLIC

MONTH

ACTIVITIES

SEPTEMBER

Prepare soil for planting:
Softneck: Early Purple Wight
Hardneck: Elephant Garlic

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER

Autumn variety planting begins.
Softneck: Tuscany, Iberian, Picardy, Provence, Solent, Avignon & Albigensian Wights.
Hardneck: Spanish Rocambole, Lautrec, Carcassonne, Chesnok, Bella Italiano Wights & Eschalote Grise

DECEMBER

LAST CHANCE to plant Autumn planting types.
Lautrec Wight is ready to be planted now.

JANUARY

Spring planting:
Solent Wight, Tuscany Wight, Picardy Wight & Lautrec Wight

FEBRUARY

Spring planting continues:

Apply Sulphate of Potash

MARCH

Spring planting continues:

Fertilise crop and weed

APRIL

VERY LAST CHANCE
FOR PLANTING SPRING VARIETIES!

Water crop & fertilise where necessary

MAY

Weeding & Watering
Continue rust protection

HARVEST FIRST GREEN GARLIC: (Early Purple Wight)

JUNE & JULY

HARVEST MONTH

June: Harvest Rocamboles, Green Iberian Wight, Albigensian, Provence, Carcassone, Chesnok, Bella Italiano, Lautrec & Avignon Wights, Eschalote Grise, Elephant Garlic.
July: Tuscany, Picardy & Solent Wights.

AUGUST

GET PLAITING,
GRAPPING AND EATING!!

IN THE GARDEN, WHERE SHOULD I PLANT GARLIC?

Is it necessary for garlic to be grown in direct sunlight? Yes, in an ideal world. Garlic that is grown in full sun has the highest chance of producing huge, flavorful bulbs.

Even if you grow garlic in partial shade, it will yield bulbs, but they will be smaller. However, the flavor should be unaffected.

THE PERFECT SOIL FOR GARLIC GROWING

Garlic prefers to grow in a loose, well-drained soil. It dislikes resting in water and will decompose if exposed to wet circumstances.

Related Guide: HOW TO PREPARE THE SOIL FOR GROWING AND PLANTING GARLIC

If your soil has thick clay, adding sand before planting or growing garlic in raised beds or pots is a smart choice.

CAN YOU PLANT GARLIC BOUGHT FROM THE GROCERY STORE?

Garlic bulbs should ideally be purchased from a garden centre or a seed supply for planting. The best garlic bulbs to plant are those that have been verified virus-free and are more likely to grow healthily.

Read Also: HOW TO PREPARE THE SOIL FOR GROWING GARLIC

Having said that, I have previously planted store-bought garlic and it has thrived. The bulbs were a little on the small side, but they worked fine. If you can’t make a special trip to the garden centre, I recommend giving it a shot!

IS IT POSSIBLE TO PLANT GARLIC THAT HAS SPROUTED?

Garlic that has sprouted is fine to plant. A budding clove has only recently begun to grow. It should grow absolutely fine once planted as long as it’s nice and sturdy with no evidence of damage.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR GROWING GARLIC FROM A CLOVE

Are you ready to try your hand at growing your own garlic? Here’s how to plant garlic cloves in a straightforward, step-by-step manner.

Read Also: HOW TO PROPAGATE GARLIC FROM CLOVES

You must first prepare your soil before planting your garlic bulbs. Remove any weeds, rake the area to level it out, then dig over the soil.

Make a shallow trench in a straight line using a trowel. It helps to use a *planting line, such as the one I have in the photo, but don’t stress about making it absolutely straight.

DO YOU PEEL GARLIC BEFORE PLANTING?

Garlic cloves do not need to be peeled before planting. If some of the papery exterior covering falls off, that’s fine, but try to keep the skins intact. They guard against bacteria and help to prevent a sprout from forming before the roots have grown.

HOW DEEP SHOULD GARLIC BE PLANTED?

Garlic bulbs are relatively easy to plant. Break up the garlic bulb into individual cloves, then plant each one about one inch below the soil’s surface. Make sure each clove’s pointed end is facing up.

HOW FAR FROM EACH OTHER SHOULD GARLIC BE PLANTED?

You’ll need to leave 10-15cm between garlic cloves, depending on the kind (4-6 inches apart).

Allowing enough space for each garlic clove to grow properly will prevent your cloves from fighting for nutrients.

It’s usually a good idea to double-check the package for the type you’re growing to make sure you’re doing everything correctly.

Read Also: GROWING GARLIC INDOORS WITHOUT SOIL

Fill the trench back in once you’ve placed all of your garlic cloves so that they’re just below the soil’s surface.

Keep an eye out for weeds as your garlic plants mature. Leaving these in the ground will prevent your crop from growing.

PERFECT COMPANION PLANTS FOR GARLIC

Garlic is an excellent companion plant since it is a natural insect and fungal repellent. Growing it with other crops will give natural protection for other crops. Because it’s a little plant, you can easily tuck it in among your other fruits, veggies, and even flowers to help keep pests at bay.

Potatoes, beets, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, kale, peppers, and cabbage are among the vegetables that grow well with garlic. Roses, nasturtiums, marigolds, and geraniums are all excellent garlic companion flowers.

Garlic can stunt the growth of peas, beans, and asparagus, so don’t plant them near it.

HOW TO WATERING GARLIC

After planting your garlic cloves, water the row thoroughly, but don’t water it again over the winter.

If the weather is unusually dry in the spring and early summer, water your growing garlic. Once the bulbs have acquired a lovely shape, don’t water them because this will cause them to rot.

BEST FERTILISER FOR GARLIC

Garlic is a hungry plant that spends a long time in the soil, therefore it’s a good idea to feed it with a decent fertilizer. Start feeding your garlic plants in the spring if you’re growing it in the fall.

The ideal fertilizer for garlic plants is one that is high in nitrogen – make sure to read the label before purchasing. Make sure you choose a *plant food that is specifically developed for edible plants.

Before planting garlic, you can add compost or manure to the soil to give the plants a boost right away.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR GROWING GARLIC IN A POT

Garlic can be grown in a pot if you don’t have much space in your garden. Garlic grows nicely in containers, so you can cultivate your own supply even if you only have a patio or balcony. This article will show you how to cultivate garlic in pots.

You should choose a container with a minimum depth of 20cm to grow garlic in a pot. This will allow for adequate root development.

Garlic is planted in pots in the same way as it is planted in the ground. Fill your container halfway with compost (multipurpose compost would suffice), then plant each clove about an inch below the soil’s surface. Allow 10-15cm between each clove, and avoid planting any cloves too close to the pot’s edge.

After the cloves have been planted, water the container and monitor the moisture levels. Because containers dry out faster than soil, you may need to water your pot if the weather is dry.

INDOOR GARLIC GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

Garlic can be grown indoors, but it’s crucial to note that you won’t be able to grow a bulb the same way you can if you plant it outside.

Garlic sprouts will appear if you plant garlic cloves in a pot indoors. These are the green leaves that sprout from the clove’s top.

They can be used as a flavoring in your cuisine and have a milder flavor than raw garlic.

Keep the dirt in the pot moist, and set it where it will get enough of natural light. Harvest your garlic sprouts as needed until the bulb is completely depleted.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR GARLIC TO GROW?

You might be wondering how you can tell when garlic is ready to harvest because it grows underground. Garlic sown in the fall will be ready to harvest in July of the following year. Garlic planted in the spring will be ready to harvest a little later.

GARLIC HARVESTING INSTRUCTIONS

When the leaves of the garlic plant turn yellow, it’s time to harvest it. If you’re wondering why your garlic plant is dying, it’s because the leaves have served their purpose and its time to harvest!

If you’re not sure if your garlic is ready, dig up one plant to check the size of the bulb — if you’re careful, you may take a short peek and re-plant if necessary.

Lift the bulbs gently with a fork when you’re ready to harvest your garlic. To dry them, lay them out in a single layer in a well-ventilated greenhouse or shed. The bulbs will dry out in two to four weeks, but this is obviously dependant on the weather.

Cut the stalks off and store – or eat! – your garlic bulbs until all of the foliage shows no indications of wetness.

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