IT’S ALMOST TIME TO PLANT GARLIC (The next few weeks is the time)!!!!!
Garlic loves full sun and well-drained, slightly acidic soil.
Find bulbs at a local nursery. Do not plant cloves from grocery-store garlic. The garlic varieties sold in stores may not be hardy in northern gardens. Some garlic bulbs may also have have been treated with preservatives to extend their shelf-life in stores.
Break apart the bulb to separate individual cloves, leaving the paper husk on each clove.
Plant cloves 2 to 4 inches apart and 2 inches deep with the pointed end facing up. Choose the biggest, healthiest cloves since they will turn into larger, healthier bulbs next summer.
After garlic planting, cover bulbs with a thick layer of straw or mulch during winter and remove the straw in the spring when threat of frost has passed.
In the spring, cut off any flower shoots because they will decrease bulb size.
Water and wait! They should be ready by July!
Bridget Westrum is a Senior from Bemidji, MN. She is the founder of “Growing Our Future,” as well as the content creator.