How to Plant Garlic

Purchase certified, disease-free garlic bulbs for planting from reputable seed sources. Never plant garlic from a grocery store. It may be a symptomless disease carrier.

Plant individual cloves between Oct. 1 and Nov. 1 so they have time to grow roots and a few leaves before cold weather sets in. Plant 1 to 2 inches deep, similar to onion sets, in soil amended with organic matter. Large cloves produce larger bulbs than small cloves. Spring plantings produce smaller bulbs because size is related to the number of leaves initiated prior to bulbing. Space cloves 4 to 6 inches apart in the row. You can improve efficiency by planting double or triple wide rows.

Read more about growing and harvesting garlic:

University of Maryland Extension, Home and Garden Information Center.

Image from page 65 of “Armstrong Nurseries” (1911)
Identifier: armstrongnurseri1911arms
Title: Armstrong Nurseries
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: Armstrong Nurseries (Ontario, Calif.) Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
Subjects: Nurseries (Horticulture) California Catalogs Nursery stock California Catalogs Fruit trees California Catalogs Ornamental trees California Catalogs Plants, Ornamental California Catalogs
Publisher: Ontario, Calif. : Armstrong Nurseries
Contributing Library: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Digitizing Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library

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Box Tree, Globe=shaped LAURUS. The Bay Trees. Laurus nobilis. (Sweet Bay ) Handsomeornamentals, commonly cultivated as tubplants. Trained specimens are very effectiveas formal decorations, especially for doorways,entrances and terraces. We offer fine selectspecimens, grown in tubs, in two forms : Pyramidal, 5 ft. high, 24 in. base, $10.00 each.Globe-shaped, 4 ft. high, 24 in., #10.00 each.Globe-shaped, 6 ft. high, 30 in., $15.00 each. Armstrong Nurseries 62 Miscellaneous

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Schinus molle. The California Pepper Tree. (Description Page 50.) FREE PACKING. People giving these nurseries their orders should bear in mind that we makeno charge whatever for packing. At the same time we want it understood that wedo not slight our business in this respect, no matter how small the order. Remember,you are always safe when dealing with this establishment.

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