Elephant Garlic can be planted in the fall or early spring as soon as the ground can be worked, Autumn is best if you're patient enough. Planting in the fall leads to bigger, more flavorful bulbs when you harvest the following summer.
It does best in full sun, will tolerate partial shade. Rich Organic soil that is well-drained is optimal. A Soil pH of 5.5 to 7.5 is acceptable.
Break up cloves from bulbs prior to planting keeping the papery husk on individual cloves. Cloves should be planted in a furrow with the flat end down and pointed side up about 2 inches beneath the soils surface.
Organic Mulch is advisable especially when planting in the fall. Shoots should begin to appear in 4 - 8 weeks. They go dormant when father winter appears but will resume growth come spring. Leave the mulch in place come spring to conserves moisture and suppress weeds.
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