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How To Grow Garlic

By on August 04, 2011

In this video, Tricia shares her tips of planting, growing and harvesting garlic.

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Be sure to handle the garlic bulbs with care because they bruise easily - they seem tough but it’s best to think of them as eggs.  I wash the dirt off of them right after pulling them out of the ground because dried on dirt is very difficult to remove.  I leave the garlic outside for a few hours after harvest, but never in direct summer sun.

Posted by Joel Blanchard on Aug. 25, 2012 at 9:10:36 PM


I have a drip system set up for the garlic bed. On a daily basis - how often should it be watered?

Posted by DJ on Oct. 05, 2012 at 4:46:25 PM


I have had rust on my garlic for the last two years.  What can I do to control it?  Bob

Posted by Bob on Oct. 18, 2013 at 1:45:16 PM


Can you grow in a container?  If so, which varites would be more sucessful in Houston, Texas? Thanks!

Posted by Martha on Jun. 29, 2014 at 12:00:04 PM


Loved watching your growing garlic video. One recommendation is to have the written text at the top of the screen instead of the bottom as it was covering what was being shown in the video. Thanks!

Posted by Ana Maria on Jun. 30, 2014 at 7:06:16 AM

Hello Martha,

Yes, garlic grows very well in containers. A container like this is great: Soft neck garlic does much better in warm climates.

Posted by on Jun. 30, 2014 at 8:52:22 AM

Hello Martha,

Thanks for the suggestion!

Posted by on Jun. 30, 2014 at 8:52:44 AM


I live in AZ and don’t plant garlic until October.  Can I take advantage of your garlic seed now, August, and still have them good to plant in Oct. if I refrigerate?

Posted by Trelva Jane on Jul. 25, 2015 at 8:26:48 AM


I tried a hard-neck garlic in tubs - planted 3 tubs 2 yrs ago - well drained, well mulched (in Philadelphia area) .... got NOTHING!!!!!!  NOT ONE head of garlic!!!  Blamed it on the fact it wasn’t in the ground… have no idea what happened because you say it can be grown in containers.

Posted by Pat on Nov. 29, 2015 at 3:32:26 PM

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