Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
90-154 (Spring/Summer), 225-240 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Garlic is very hardy and if the soil doesn't freeze the roots will continue to grow right through the winter. The tops will grow whenever the temperature is above 40 degrees F. Garlic can sometimes be frost tolerant.

Crops
Spring, Fall
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm, Long days

Garlic is a fairly easy crop to grow. Given lots of sun, good soil, plenty of water, and a steady supply of nutrients, and it will produce maximum leaf growth, which in turn produces large bulbs. Garlic is quite hearty and can grow during the winter in more moderate climates. In colder areas, it can be planted in the spring.

Outdoor Growing Temp
45°F - 85°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
45°F

Garlic is a very hardy plant and can go into the ground 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost date.

Start Indoors
No
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Water
Low

This is another critical factor in growing good garlic. The plants need a steady and constant supply of moisture when putting on leaf growth and bulbing up.

Feeder
Moderate

Moderate nitrogen. Moderate phosphorous. Moderate potassium. Garlic isn't a very hungry plant, but it needs a steady supply of nutrients for best growth.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

You could try growing garlic in a container (make sure the pot is at least 12" deep and 6" in diameter), but it isn't considered an ideal candidate for this. Plant one clove per pot no more than 1 1/2 inches below the surface of your potting soil. Water well and place in the sunshine.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
White skin with pink tinged cloves
Fruit Size
1.5-3.0"
Plant Height
12.0-24.0"
Plant Diameter
2.0-3.0"
Hardiness Zone
5-10
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Medium garlic flavor that's long lasting