Garlic: growing tips for green thumbs

June 17, 2013

Garlic growing success depends on three basics:
1. Plant in Winter. Harvest in Summer.
2. All your need is shooting (sprouting) cloves.
3. Plant your cloves 10cm apart about 2 cm deep.

It’s a Tassie tradition to plant garlic on the shortest day of the year – also known as Winter Solstice which falls on 21 June this year. However, at The Tassie Farm, we’ve done things a little differently. We’ve staggered our planting, with the first of our sprouting cloves going in about a month ago; then more last weekend and finally we’ll plant another row on the 21st, just so we can compare with the other two ‘crops’. Next post: Tassie Purple Garlic.

The Tassie Farm