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


I’ve had good luck by putting them in the fridge for a week or two before planting. They seem to like some chill. They sprouted way earlier than ones that I didn’t give the chill to that were planted at the same time.

Posted by Penny on Jun. 22, 2016 at 3:55:37 PM


Is the text of this video available in printed form? A friend of mine who is hearing impaired would like to grow garlic. This video would be enormously helpful to her. She reads lips but often Trish is off camera. Would it be possible to add closed captions? Or could you please email the text? Thank you.

Posted by Rosanne Howard on Jul. 29, 2016 at 10:59:44 PM


Rosanne, our videos have closed caption. Start playing the video and there is a small icon that is CC. Click that and it will turn on the closed captioning.

Posted by Suzanne on Aug. 23, 2016 at 1:03:44 PM


What happens to the original clove?

Posted by Pamela on Sep. 23, 2016 at 6:10:14 PM

Pamela, the clove you plant grows into first what looks like a scallion. Then as it matures it starts dividing and making more cloves until a bulb forms, which is made up of many cloves.

Posted by Suzanne at on Sep. 27, 2016 at 4:34:13 PM

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