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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Plant Your Garlic Now!: Maryland Garlic in October

You can put garlic in the ground right now through Thanksgiving. Garlic planted now will mature and be ready late Spring. Garlic can be used any time during the Spring. You can use the stems. Dig up immature bulbs. Use it however you want. You don't just have to wait for it form the standard bulb.

You can order all kinds of garlic on-line but your store bought garlic will work in a pinch. I use it. And it comes up nicely every year.

To plant garlic, you have to break the bulb down into single cloves. One bulb will get you 10 to 20 cloves. The clove should be planted about and inch deep with the root side down. Don't worry if you plant it upside down by mistake. The plant will adjust.

If you like garlic.. grab a bulb from the store and just get in the ground. You can even put it in your containers. Like I said, you can just harvest the stems. They make a great addition to salads.