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Hints for growing garlic?

Garlic    Johannesburg, South Africa

Any hints on how to grow garlic would be much appreciated..

edit: Thanks for your answers! next question is - where would it be best to get good quality cloves for planting? I was thinking to just buy from the grocery store and plant?





Posted by: Cornelis (1 point) Cornelis
Posted: January 9, 2014




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Have a look at this previous PlantVillage Posts https://www.plantvillage.com/posts/478 and here https://www.plantvillage.com/posts/10...

and our entry on garlic https://www.plantvillage.com/topics/g...

Here is a more extensive document from the University of New Hampshire
http://extension.unh.edu/resources/fi...



Posted by: David Hughes (55 points) David Hughes
Posted: January 9, 2014


Cornelis commented,
Thanks a lot!
almost 7 years ago.



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Here's a garlic-growing guide for South Africa, Cornelis: http://bit.ly/1abJhwv The South African Garlic Growers Association http://bit.ly/19fYWzK has a lot of useful information. Good luck!


Posted by: Peg Boyles (3 points) Peg Boyles
Posted: January 9, 2014


Cornelis commented,
Thank you Peg!
almost 7 years ago.



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The answers above look like they've got you covered, but my personal tips include growing both hard and softneck varieties to see what works best-- you might be surprised to find your climate and soil loves one or both, and plant you garlic in a few different places. We have three sites on our farm for growing garlic, so that if any one plot gets infected or damaged, we haven't lost it all. Besides that, it can be a good pest repellent for your plots.


Posted by: Holly Chaille (1 point) Holly Chaille
Posted: January 25, 2014




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