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. In central Texas, I typically planted garlic in October or November. Now that I live in Colorado, I plant it a bit earlier, since it’s supposed to go in the ground about a month before the first frost.
At the time of filming this video in Texas, 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!”
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, they grow fast, and they don’t need a huge amount of fertility.
And, hey, if you’re interested in learning more about growing garlic, be sure to get a free copy of my new e-Book, “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 the founder of The Grow Network, which is a community of people focused on modern self-sufficient living. She has been featured by National Geographic as an expert in off-grid living, she hosted the Mother Earth News Online Homesteading Summit, and she is listed in Who’s Who in America for having inspired hundreds of thousands of backyard gardens. Marjory was the focus of an article that won Reuter’s Food Sustainability Media Award, and she recently authored The Grow System: The Essential Guide to Modern Self-Sufficient Living—From Growing Food to Making Medicine.