If you hurry, there may still be time to plant garlic this year! Ideally, garlic is planted in the late fall well before the frost but I have been told that we can still plant it right now since we are having milder weather than usual.  I am very excited about planting fresh garlic. I have never planted it before.

Separate garlic cloves right before planting. Leave paper-like cover on the cloves.

 

Dig a trench 2-3 inches deep. Place garlic cloves pointing upward 6 or more inches apart (they need space for root growth).

Dig a trench 2-3 inches deep. Place garlic cloves pointing upward 6 or more inches apart (they need space for root growth).

 

Mix in natural fertilizer or organic chicken manure

Mix in natural fertilizer or organic chicken manure

 

Bury cloves in dirt

Bury cloves in dirt

 

Cover with straw or thick mulch to protect from freezing

Cover with straw or thick mulch to protect from freezing

 

Harvest in late summer (more instructions will follow in the spring)