How to Plant and Grow Garlic Organically

Organic garlic

Would you like to grow garlic organically?

Are you looking for a way to fight allergies naturally?

Garlic isn’t just for keeping away vampires anymore. While garlic can add that perfect extra flavor to your dish, it has also shown that it can help fight allergies. Today, we are looking at how to plant garlic because depending on where you live, you may still be able to plant this fall.

Garlic Can Help Fight Allergies

If you are wondering about how garlic can help you fight your allergies, check out our recent article, How To Fight Fall Allergies the Natural Way. Garlic contains quercetin and the quercetin is what actually helps with allergies. It acts like an antihistamine and like vitamin C, which helps to reduce the inflammation. All of which can help with your sniffles.

Good News About Garlic

The good news is that garlic is frost tolerate meaning that it can handle a little frost thrown its way. Garlic grows in just about everywhere in the United States, or zones 3-8. If you are unsure what zone you live in or what a zone is, make sure to read, How to Understand Gardening Zones. Knowing what zone you are in can really help you to be successful at gardening.

When to Plant Garlic

Fall is the best time of year to plant garlic. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, when you plant in the fall the bulbs tend to be bigger and more flavorful. You can plant in the spring and if you are from the southern states the best time to plant is in February or March.

Planting Garlic

  • When planting garlic it is best to purchase your garlic cloves from a nursery. The garlic you purchased from the grocery store may not be the right variety for your area.
  • While garlic is frost tolerate, you want to try and plant it about 6 weeks before the hard frost.
  • Start by breaking off each individual clove while keeping the papery husk still on.
  • Plant the cloves in well-drained soil and in an area of your garden that gets a good amount of sun.
  • Space each bulb about 6 inches apart and plant them 2 inches deep.
  • If you live in a colder area, make sure to add a little mulch to the area you are planting in. The mulch could be as simple as leaf and grass clippings.

Now it’s time to wait and when the warm temperatures come back, you’ll find your garlic has grown and is ready to be harvested.

Do you plan on growing herbs indoors this winter? If so, let us know in the comments section below.

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