Homestead Series Planting Garlic

Our first crop to get in the gardens is garlic. We planted this last year but couldn’t harvest it. We had so much rain in the fall the bulbs were mushy. Left them to over winter and they came up nicely this spring. So we needed to transplant them. Visit us at

25 Comments on "Homestead Series Planting Garlic"

  1. monicad33 | May 25, 2010 at 1:36 am |

    Plant garlic in the fall, harvest bulbs in the early summer when the tops start to bend over and dry out. I plant garlic in beds rather than rows about 4 inches each way.

  2. throwshoesatobama | May 25, 2010 at 2:14 am |

    Thank you for this information on row making. we have been using an old broken plow that is a real back breaker and I dread it every year. Thank you so much man I am gone make me one of these!

  3. Garlic loves roses, so plant them around your rose bushes, too. πŸ™‚

  4. therealjimguy | May 25, 2010 at 2:39 am |

    We always plant our garlic in the fall, it grows through the winter and we harvest it mid to late summer as soon as the tops die off. usually when we’re harvesting potatoes the garlic is right around the same time.

  5. jakephelps01981 | May 25, 2010 at 3:05 am |

    If you dried those now would they come back if you planted them? like onion sets? If you mailed them to someone could they plant them and have them grow? looks like you won’t be having any vampire trouble. I hear it keeps the mosquitos away too.

  6. HomesteadAcres | May 25, 2010 at 3:19 am |

    @nutmegger1957 Yes we will likely still get frosts. Garlic is not hurt by frosts. These plants were already growing up through the snow. πŸ™‚

  7. nutmegger1957 | May 25, 2010 at 3:55 am |

    A tad early ain’t it? You could STILL get a frost, right?

  8. ivankinsman | May 25, 2010 at 4:33 am |

    We always plant garlic but it never does that well – and not sure why as we plant it before the winter as the books suggest. Looks like you have been pretty successful with your seedlings – I think the actual garlic you use has to be good growing stock.

  9. yournumberonemom | May 25, 2010 at 4:34 am |

    Nice sound effects when you are making your rows!….tractor driving around in the background.

    The way I do garlic is you plant it in the fall and then harvest the next summer/fall.

  10. jihadacadien | May 25, 2010 at 4:43 am |

    @HomesteadAcres Oh! I hope you make a video on that cuz I just might have a lot of garlic too and I’d love to see how to make powder!

  11. austinsimpleliving | May 25, 2010 at 5:01 am |

    Good God that is a lot of garlic! lol. It’s exciting to see you getting started in the garden. I see the row maker did a great job.

  12. HomesteadAcres | May 25, 2010 at 5:39 am |

    @tuffnutt34 Thanks!

  13. HomesteadAcres | May 25, 2010 at 5:49 am |

    @berean73 We still have lots that I missed digging up. lol wish you were closer!

  14. HomesteadAcres | May 25, 2010 at 5:59 am |

    @sonnybrakes We hope so! Last year the summer was awfully cold.

  15. HomesteadAcres | May 25, 2010 at 6:17 am |

    @5starrater1 Yes I’m going to be looking for garlic recipes! LOL! But will dehydrate a lot and make garlic powder to.

  16. HomesteadAcres | May 25, 2010 at 6:57 am |

    @jihadacadien LOL yes it is! I think I’ll be making a lot of garlic powder. πŸ™‚

  17. HomesteadAcres | May 25, 2010 at 7:02 am |

    @VivianRinSC Good luck with your garden! I’d love to hear how it’s going.

  18. HomesteadAcres | May 25, 2010 at 7:14 am |

    @BeanIrene Yes, the garlic was already growing up through the snow we had. πŸ™‚ Its not hurt by frosts.
    Thanks, I’ll try the garlic honey!

  19. HomesteadAcres | May 25, 2010 at 8:01 am |

    @SleestaksRule I store it in the cellar with my onions. Garlic likes a cool dry place. It should last the winter. Might be that your fridge is a bit humid and making it sprout.

  20. HomesteadAcres | May 25, 2010 at 9:01 am |

    @1fanger Cool, I got my peas in today to!

  21. HomesteadAcres | May 25, 2010 at 9:45 am |

    @mrgoodvibrations Yes, we got a little rain to night. But it’s so dry, we really need more. Springs never used to be this dry….

  22. HomesteadAcres | May 25, 2010 at 10:00 am |

    @ma01ihm We wont be planting most of our garden until May. Garlic and onions aren’t hurt by frosts. The garlic over wintered and was growing up on its own so it should be just fine. πŸ™‚

  23. woodswoman783 | May 25, 2010 at 10:55 am |

    Garlic is one of my most important crops as I am a garlic fiend.;-) I have two acres that I have divided into fourths. I plant 1/2 acre into garlic at a time and do green manure in the other 1 1/2 acres to replenish the soil. So for three years I build up the garlic soil and one year I plant it. I plant mine in the fall though. I also grow it in containers near the kitchen so I can easily add scapes to my soups and salads. Like I said, I am a garlic fiend.;-)

  24. 58belvedere | May 25, 2010 at 11:33 am |

    i dont think you could get a kid in a garden in my town, cant get them away from there phones.mp3,ipods and video games. its great to see kids helping out mom and dad!!!

  25. ArenΒ΄t you afraid of a set back in the weather?

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