Planting Garlic

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You can get a jump on growing your garlic crop if you plant it in the fall.  Buy an organic garlic bulb from the grocery store to ensure that it will sprout.  Pull the individual cloves from the bulb.  Place the clove point side up in a 2″hole and cover with dirt.  Garlic will thrive in sun to part sun.  Garlic leaves will sprout in two weeks and continue growing until frost.  Then the plants will overwinter.  They will start growing again in the spring, and be ready to harvest in mid-summer.  You will see that it is time to harvest when the garlic leaves start to turn yellow. Gently dig up the bulbs, let them dry for 2 weeks and they are ready to eat or store. Easy for kids to do.  Enjoy!