Selecting and Planting Garlic

By on October 14, 2016

There are many varieties of garlic to consider when growing your own. Different flavors, hardneck or softneck, and most of all what grows in your area. In this video Tricia helps answer some of those questions.

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Its still quite cold here in WA and my garlic is popping up green shoots, do I mulch over or let them be exposed?

Posted by Meghan Schrock on Mar. 08, 2017 at 9:18:18 AM

Meghan,  you should keep your garlic mulched if it is really cold. You don’t want the ground to freeze. The garlic will grow up through the mulch, so keep the mulch on, I think the green shoots that are exposed will be fine.

Posted by Suzanne at on Mar. 09, 2017 at 4:43:57 PM


Re: soak in liquid kelp and baking soda: why? We’ve been planting garlic for five years and get 100% germination, no problem. It may or may not send up shoots before the ground freezes, but either way, it does just fine in the spring.

Posted by Bruce A Hamilton on Oct. 11, 2017 at 8:54:09 AM

Bruce, it is not a necessity to soak your garlic before planting. Some gardeners find that soaking in kelp and baking soda gets their garlic off to a better start. It is only an option. Sounds like your garlic does fine without it.

Posted by Suzanne at on Oct. 11, 2017 at 10:17:35 AM


What is the best month for planting in Zimbabwe.

Posted by Maonei Nyoni on Dec. 04, 2017 at 4:57:54 AM

Maonei, I am not familiar with the seasons in Zimbaqbwe, but you would probably plant it in your fall or winter season. Keep in mind that we do not ship outside of the US, so you may need to go someplace local to purchase garlic.

Posted by Suzanne at on Dec. 04, 2017 at 9:24:16 AM

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