Garlic is known for its great virtues and its gustatory qualities. Belonging to the alliaceae family, garlic is a herbaceous plant. It is particularly appreciated for spicing up and flavouring cooked dishes throughout the world. It is eaten crushed in sauces and preparations or with bread (garlic bread). It is the bulbs that are used in cooking. There are more than 25 varieties of garlic: white "Therador", pink "Endenrose", "violet de Cadours", etc. Garlic is easy to grow and requires little maintenance during its cultivation.
To plant garlic in your garden or vegetable garden, make sure to plant each clove about 3 cm above the ground. Each clove should be spaced about 10 cm apart so that it has room to grow. For that, it is preferable to dig upstream furrows in line to be covered with earth once the plantation carried out. The two main seasons for planting garlic are spring (for pink garlic) and fall (for white and purple garlic). Garlic loves the sun. However, it does not like excess humidity. The best soil for its development is clay soil.
Between planting and cultivation, be sure to water the garlic regularly without drowning the bulbs. When you see the young plants appear, it is advisable to clean up around them and pull out any weeds that may be present. What is the harvest calendar for garlic? Harvesting usually takes place (depending on the variety of garlic) between June and July. The bulbs must be of a good size and shape and the leaves must be dry.