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Basic Garlic Planting Instructions:

Garlic can be planted in spring or fall. For most areas a fall planting works best. Plant 6-8 weeks before your first hard freeze. Tear apart the cloves from the bulb, but leave the paper husk on each clove, and let them sit in a cool dark place for 24-48 hours. This will give you time to follow our guide below for garlic fertilizer application. Garlic does best when the soil has been properly amended prior to planting. Now place your cloves four inches apart, and plant two inches deep in rows. Be sure to plant the root face down and the pointy end facing up.

Getting Ready to Plant Garlic:

Garlic responds best to a banded pre-plant application of AGGRAND garlic fertilizer, with regular subsequent applications at the two critical stages of growth: emergence and just prior to bulbing. Once bulbing has begun additional fertilizer has no significant effect. Natural Liquid Lime can be amended to the final application when conditions call for extra calcium. Our recommended garlic fertilizer is an excellent choice.


Banded Applications for Garlic Fertilizer:

Per-acre mix ratio:
2 gallons Natural Fertilizer, 1 gallons Natural Liquid Bonemeal, 1 gallon Natural Kelp and 25 gallons of water. For ideal garlic fertilizer application, apply in a band near the row prior to planting in the fall.

Soil Applications for Garlic Fertilizer:

2 gallons Natural Fertilizer and 50 gallons of water. Apply at emergence.
2 gallons Natural Fertilizer, 1 gallon Natural Kelp, 1 gallon Natural Liquid Lime and 100 gallons of water. Apply just prior to bulbing.

Rates vary according to soil fertility and other inputs used. Higher dilution rates are more effective than lower dilution rates. Two or three lighter applications may be more effective than one heavy application.
To reduce susceptibility to attack of insects and disease-causing organisms, apply a per-acre mixture of 1 gallon Natural Fertilizer or 1 quart Natural Kelp and 20 gallons of water when signs of infestation become apparent.
There you have it! We took the guesswork out of garlic fertilizer with careful analysis of application rates. That leaves us with one question:

Is Organic the Best Fertilizer for Garlic?

We tend to think so! We’re striving to make organics affordable for every farmer and gardener. It might not be time yet, but we hope that one season soon you will consider making the switch over to organics. When you are ready, we’re here with research and data to inform your decision.

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