How to Grow Garlic: What You Need to Know
How to grow garlic: key factors
Garlic is an essential product in today’s modern cuisine as well as in traditional cooking of an endless number of cultures, which is why garlic is grown in many different countries and regions of the world. There are different garlic varieties (spring white and violet garlic, pink garlic, black garlic, gourmet garlic, etc) and they can be used in different states (fresh, peeled garlic heads, peeled garlic cloves, etc) but growing garlic requires certain indispensable conditions to ensure that the produce grows correctly and with the maximum quality.
The Proper Climate to Grow Garlic
Garlic is not a very “demanding” or sensitive plant when it comes to temperature, and it actually acquires a more spicy taste in colder weather. To grow garlic 0ºC (32ºF) it’s considered the minmum growth temperature, from which the vegetable begins to grow, which it’s better when the night time temperatures are below 16ºC (60ºF), although it can also grow in temperatures up to 40ºC (100ºF) as long as the soil still has a certain degree of humidity. Garlic can stand lower temperatures if it has two ot three leaves.
The Proper Soil to Grow Garlic
The soil in which garlic must be planted should have good drainage and the perfect humidity for growth, which would be a bit lower than the land’s capacity. Garlic is a plant that adapts easily to most soils in which cereals have been planted. Cool and clay-soil with small amounts of lime and big amounts of potash are specially favorable to grow garlic.
What You Need to Know how to Grow Garlic
To grow garlic properly, you shouldn’t plant it behind any plant belonging to the Liliaceae family (like onions or garlic) or after having harvested peas, spinach, broad beans, alfalfa, beets or after having pulled out a vineyard. It’s bettet to plant garlic after pepper, lettuce, cabbage, wheat, colza, barley or potatoe.