October – November Plant cloves in the ground 3 – 5 weeks before the first frost, you can plant in the spring but run the risk of heads being smaller.
November – December: Spread mulch, compost, or a mix of both over your crop to help insulate the ground and feed your crop. We use alfalfa meal and rice hay in early spring. Weed watch begins after the last frost, apply more mulch or weed following your farm’s cultural practices. Its also wise to use some organic foliar fertilizer that contains nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, and sulfur every 2 to 3 weeks.
Late May – Early June: Harvest garlic scapes from hard-neck varieties when they first appear or start to curl.
June – July: Harvest your garlic as it matures, different types will mature at different times and harvest should be based on the ratio of dead to alive leaves.
July – August: Cure garlic for long term storage and remove any damaged or anemic bulbs, save these for use in your kitchen. Select the best to replant for the following season.
October – November: Start the process over again!