Garlic
(Allium sativum)

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A true kitchen garden plant. Garlic is easy to grow from cloves and this has the advantage of allowing you to pick a variety you like the taste of. Russian garlic is large but very mild and is a spectacular addition to the vegetable garden. Garlic can be confusing to grow because you harvest them after the plant has died off. The simple rule of thumb is to plant them on the shortest day of the year and harvest them on the longest day of the year.

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
High
Lifecycle
Annual
Container
One
Size
Grass and Groundcover
Root size
Less than 2.5m (safe)
Foliage
Deciduous
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Loam
Tolerances
Frost
Regions
Edible plants
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
Spring
Colours
Green
Gardens
Cottage Garden, Formal Garden