A combination of different garlics used for different culinary purposes
Comprised of 1 head of Elephant (conventional), 3 heads of California Early White (organic softneck), 3 heads of Purple Italian (organic hardneck), 3 heads of Russian Red (organic hardneck), 3 sets of French Red Shallots (organic).
In order to get the most accurate set of To Do's, Smart Gardener recommends adding each of the individual varieties listed above to your garden instead of adding this variety.
Should yield approx. 50 plants, needs approx. 6-8 sq ft. Not sold by weight but by the combo pack. Varieties and organic status of given varieties may be substituted without prior notice based on availability.Amaryllidaceae Allium sativum
Garlic Combo Pack
Mix of different types of garlic.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 90-150 (Spring/Summer), 225-240 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
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.
- 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
Garlic is a very hardy plant and can go into the ground 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost date.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
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.
Moderate nitrogen. Moderate phosphorous. Moderate potassium. Garlic isn't a very hungry plant, but it needs a steady supply of nutrients for best growth.
- Tolerates light frost
- Small Gardens?
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?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
See individual varieties for taste.