Learn How To Grow Organic Garlic

Can you imagine whipping up a dish of noodles without garlic!

Cultivation of garlic in your garden will make sure this never happens.You must learn to grow garlic.Garlic also makes a great companion plant in your garden and your own fresh organic garlic is much better than garlic often milled you find in stores (can you believe that they do so, insane, but it is true).

OK so now you're sold we will learn how grow garlic.

Health properties

Grow your own organic garlic is much easier than having to remember to take a garlic supplement. It contains antibacterial and antiviral properties, antifungal, it's so great to stimulate the immune system and has many other beneficial properties.

Flowering garlic is Allium sativum. Vitamins, garlic: Beta Carotene, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, manganese and selenium. Whew!

Always buy the best quality available. In Australia our garlic has a purple coloration, whereas some garlic imported is bleached white. I don t want those chemicals in my thanks. In addition, garlic imported may be treated with chemicals to inhibit the growth so you can't grow garlic in your garden.

Companion planting for the cultivation of garlic

Plant garlic beside roses to keep aphids at Bay. Aphids love roses so you need to keep them under control. Try planting a clove of garlic when you plant your rose. The aphids won't want to eat the roses because they will taste of garlic!

Before growing garlic take a look at my list of companion planting to discover it's comrades bad and good friends before planting.

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Types of garlic

There are two types: softneck ' varieties ', these have no radical flower and produce large bulbous heads. This is the most common variety found in store. Softneck varieties store well. The others are the varieties of hardneck, ceux-ci portent a stem of flower and produce heads of garlic, but these aren t so good for long-term storage.

How to grow

Plant in autumn (fall), plants take full advantage of its superior leafy growth during the shortest days of the year. Give them a sunny location in veggie patch. Garlic is suitable for container gardening, give them a big pot as they will be quite high.

Dig into some organic compound prior to planting or use a good quality of potting mix if planting in a container.

Breaking the bulbs into cloves and plant each tooth of a few inches into the soil well drained. Space them 8-10 centimeters apart with pointy end up.

You can grow garlic in hot and cold climates. The bulb needs a period of cold in the winter to form good teeth for tropical climates are not really appropriate. If you are in a warmer area could chill their garlic bulbs in the refrigerator for about six weeks before planting.

How to Care

Much the same water that the majority of vegetarians in the vegetable garden. Don t water them just before the harvest in the case of fungal diseases.

Fertilize when planting and again during the growing period for a boost.

When the Harvest

Late spring to early summer is harvest time. The foliage will begin to turn yellow and die. Dig into your plans (do not pull damage lamps) when there are still about four green leaves on the stem. Brush off dirt and hang them to dry in a cool and well-ventilated place for about two weeks for the skin can harden. You can store it for up to 6-7 months.

Did you know that a fear of garlic (and other highly pungent plants?) are Alliumphobia Allium calls being family garlic belongs.

So next Autumn you need to grow garlic. They are easy to care for and your taste buds will reward you for it.

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