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Garlic Growing Tips for Southeastern Minnesota

—Plant in Fall

  • Timing is critical, within 1-2 weeks after first killing frost, typically first or second week of October

  • Plant base of clove 2-3 inches below soil with 6 inch spacing between cloves

  • Garlic should start to show above surface in Fall

  • Mulch with 3-4 inches of seed-free straw within 6 weeks of planting

—Spring Maintenance

  • Keep garlic well weeded, garlic is a poor competitor of weeds

  • Keep well watered in mid May to late June

—Harvest in Late June / Early July

  • Dig with shoots and roots attached

  • Let bulbs cure 3-4 weeks, then brush off soil and cut off tops