When should garlic cloves sprout?

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I planted a few garlic cloves for the first time in the Fall and I am eagerly awaiting them sprouting in the spring. How quickly does garlic tend to emerge? Is there any chance that a cold wet winter could have damaged them?

Posted by: Angie Hayes (1 point) Angie Hayes
Posted: March 13, 2013


In my New Hampshire garden garlic comes up with the quackgrass (earliest of all). If you buried the cloves about 2" deep in well-drained soil and mulched them well with 2"-4" of leaves, straw, hay, or pine needles, the winter shouldn't have damaged them.

Posted by: Peg Boyles (3 points) Peg Boyles
Posted: March 13, 2013

In central florida my garlic is already sprouted and about 16 inches tall. I drop mine 2 inches into soil and then do a light bit of mulch in a raised bed. It works real well and you don't have to provide much care to get good results.

Posted by: Mark (3 points) Mark
Posted: March 14, 2013

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