When To Plant Garlic For A Spring Harvest

If you’re wondering when to plant garlic, or how to grow garlic in containers, you’ll enjoy this next Homesteading Basics video.

I don’t know if you’ve been watching the series that I’ve been doing on container planting, but the container you’ll see in this video is one of my favorites. What I love to grow in this every year is a good crop of garlic.

Generally, garlic is an overwinter crop. I’m in central Texas, and we typically plant garlic in October or November. At the time of filming this video, it was early September—so I had about a month before I needed to plant the garlic.  So I was wondering … “What can I plant? I’ve only got a month!”

UPDATE:  for everyone asking, the container featured in this video is called The Garden Tower 2 and you can purchase it here! 

What To Grow If You’ve Only Got 30 Days!

I’ll tell you the best crop to grow if you’ve only got 30 days. Radishes. They are so great. They grow anywhere, and they grow fast. They don’t need a huge amount of fertility.

In my next version of Homesteading Basics, I’ll show you how to cook and prepare them in a way that takes away the heat and actually makes them a really wonderful food.

This is Marjory Wildcraft. I’ll see you on the next Homesteading Basics!

And hey … if you’re interested in learning more about growing garlic… growing garlic in containers…  how to plant garlic… be sure to get a free copy of my new eBook, “The Miracle of Garlic,” which includes access to a VIDEO, “How To Grow Great Garlic.”

In this FREE VIDEO you’ll discover:

  • The BEST time of year to plant garlic.
  • 21 varieties of heirloom garlic–with recommended favorites.
  • Choosing the best garlic varieties for your growing zone.
  • Tips for successful planting.
  • How to tell when your garlic is ready to harvest.
  • Growing garlic in the winter

… Plus much more.

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Marjory Wildcraft is an Expedition Leader and Bioneer Blogger with The [Grow] Network, which is an online community that recognizes the wisdom of “homegrown food on every table.” Marjory has been featured as an expert on sustainable living by National Geographic, she is a speaker at Mother Earth News fairs, and is a returning guest on Coast to Coast AM. She is an author of several books, but is best known for her “Grow Your Own Groceries” video series, which is used by more than 300,000 homesteaders, survivalists, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.

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  • Barbara Garlich says:

    Where can I find that container garden system? Thanks

    1. Carol says:

      You can find the garden tower here: http://www.gardentowerproject.com

  • Daniel Kolos says:

    Dear Marjorie,
    You have either outsmarted yourself, or you have just outsmarted me, because I could not find the video. I had already asked for and received the free report on garlic as antibiotic, but going through and through your long post/blog is more like professional double talk than simple wildcrafting or even homesteading.

    I don’t really want anything, I have been growing my own garlic for thirty odd years, but I always welcome an alternative point of view or a new idea. Cound not find yours.

    Daniel Kolos

  • Martha says:

    How long have you had your Garden Tower Project?

    I got my tower last spring, but it hasn’t worked as well as I had hoped (in Southern California).

    It looks as if you put one or two radish seeds in each pocket .. is that what you do?

    How do you water radishes in it??? It seems as if when pour I water on the top, it doesn’t do a good job for the lower levels — spraying with a hand-held sprayer is tedious.

    How do you add fertilizer? How often? Or do you?


    Does the soil have to be changed out from time to time?

    Do the worms actually perform the way the GardenTowerProject website indicates? Do you use red wigglers? How do you check to see if the worms are healthy? Or do you just assume they are fine?

    THANKS for helping me with my GardenTower – at the moment, I just have kale, lettuce and rosemary; basil, sage and strawberries all died. The photos on the GardenTower website show so many people with so much success …

  • Jennifer says:

    Hi Marjory, this video was about radishes. Can you please guide me to the video about garlic? (When To Plant Garlic For A Spring Harvest). Thanks, Jen-

  • David says:

    Hi like Jennifer I was looking for the garlic video please advise

  • David says:

    Hi like Jennifer I was looking for the garlic video, please advise

  • Rox says:

    Hi Marjory – I can’t find the garlic video either. Can you please point me in the right direction?
    Thanks much.

  • richard says:

    I am of the understanding Garlic 3.3 ph is a hybrid as with many plants today, especially the carrot.
    I am also of the understanding that hybrid fruit and vegetables have toxins that harm us, due to there LAB births, not land, lab.

    Do you know anything about hybrids and is this true that hybrids are acid base, starches which are not good for people ?

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