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Video: How To Plant Garlic In Spring? Secrets For Growing Garlic In The Spring
Every summer resident knows that winter garlic is planted in the fall, but few people realize that it can still be planted in the spring. But it often happens that, for some reason, the gardener simply does not have time to plant garlic for the winter. What to do? To be left without a crop? Not necessary. Garlic can and should be planted in spring! But in order to get a good harvest from the material planted in spring, it must be properly prepared. In this article, I'll show you how.
- Preparing garlic for spring planting
- Features of growing garlic in spring
Preparing garlic for spring planting
Excess garlic that has not been consumed during the winter is best disassembled into slices, peeled from the scales and immediately soaked in any growth-stimulating solution for 7-9 hours. After that, you need to take a soft rag, moisten it, squeeze and fold the garlic cloves into it, wrap it and put it in a plastic bag (but in no case, do not cover it tightly). Put all this in the refrigerator.
Usually, garlic for planting in spring is harvested a month before planting. Another important point is that the fabric should not be allowed to dry, it should be periodically moistened with water. Within a month, roots up to 5 cm long appear on the cloves of garlic. The garlic is ready for planting!
Features of growing garlic in spring
As soon as the ground warms up and the weather is normal, you can start planting. It is best to make a groove about 10 cm deep in the garden bed, and spread the sprouted teeth in it. The groove must be covered with humus.
This garlic, unlike the one that was planted in the fall, will grow a little longer, but it will be larger.
And further. In summer, I advise you to leave 5-6 arrows with bulbs to control growth. As soon as the shell bursts on them, you can safely dig out the garlic. The bulbs themselves are recommended to be planted less frequently: you can do this both in autumn and spring.
And when do you plant garlic - in autumn or spring? Share your experience of growing garlic in the comments to the article or on our Forum.