Tips for Growing Garlic in Your Vegetable Garden


Garlic is ready for harvest in the summer as the leaves begin to yellow. Prep the plants for harvesting by exposing the bulbs to air and sunlight to aid in drying. Use a fork or trowel to gently lift the bulbs from the soil.


Store garlic in mesh bags in a dry, well-ventilated area. Avoid damaging the bulbs to prevent deterioration. Bulbs can be stored in bulk or braided into strings for a traditional storage method.


Garlic can be prepared in various ways—crushed, sliced, chopped, or roasted whole—to enrich a wide range of dishes with its distinctive flavor.


Garlic is largely pest-free but can be susceptible to leek rust in humid conditions. Infected plants should be harvested immediately to avoid spreading. While supermarket garlic can technically be planted, it's advisable to use certified seed garlic to avoid disease and to select varieties suited to your local climate.

By following these guidelines, you can enjoy a bountiful garlic harvest that enhances your cooking and contributes to your health.