It’s very important to know how? When? And when to start a garlic harvest, the study of the soil, the climate and the seasons of the year are important for its development, it must be taken into account that garlic being a very noble ingredient, its care must be well monitored and controlled. The basis for a good harvest is to get a fertile soil, therefore, in this article, we will give you some tips for getting that dream garlic from home.
The first thing to take into account is to know the season of the year in which you are, and taking the weather conditions into account, autumn and spring is usually recommended, because they are the ones that offer you a more fertile soil for the planting of garlic. Many people think that using another type of environment will give you the harvest, we must also consider the recommended volume to plant in flowerpots, the minimum depth of the flowerpot, the distance between plant and other in the garden and especially, the distance between lines in the garden so that its growth is optimal.
Being a plant that adapts very easily to the climate since it is characterized by being a little rustic, its growth is normally excellent in temperate and Mediterranean climates, but its growth tends to be difficult in tropical and subtropical climates.
Some studies stress that garlic can withstand temperatures of up to -10º C and temperatures of more than 25º C in the vegetative state because it is a rustic plant, it is not really a very demanding plant for the climate, but depending on it, its taste varies from a spicy taste that is obtained in cold climates, to that sweet taste that is planted in hot climates. Many people point out that sun exposure is very valuable for garlic growth, but always keep your soil moist, always keep it in mind that low humidity will make garlic grow very little and excess moisture will not be good either.
Garlic and weather go hand in hand and we are not only referring to the climate but also to the preparation of the soil where it will be planted, we must have it in mind that its growth requires a fertile and very light soil by adding a layer of manure, fertilizer or any manure that is suitable for this plant.
The autumn and spring seasons are recommended as they are the ones that provide a perfect humid climate for garlic if you want to obtain an excellent crop without the need to water the plant daily, it is always important to clean the weeds and take care of insects or fungi that only appear at this time of year. Garlic harvest is very important because the soil where the garlic is to be reworked must not present any risk or damage.
The selection of the seed is one of the most important things to treat in these cases since garlic is a plant that grows vegetatively, you must be very careful when choosing them because the size you choose influences the yield and quality of the harvest. It is important to thrash the bulb a few days before harvesting to prevent it from becoming dehydrated as the storage of the seed husks away moisture from the bulb, after planting is done, the first watering is done very carefully by allowing water to run slowly within the soil, the second watering is done after ten days, all depending on the weather conditions in which you find yourself.
The watering of the plant is normally done within 15 to 25 days of each watering, then when the temperature begins to rise, the irrigation is more frequent with the interval of between 8 to 10 days and the last irrigation should be done between 10 to 25 days before the harvest.
For the harvest of the garlic, it is recommended to take the stem into account if it is loose and does not present any resistance when folded and the bulbs perfectly mark the teeth and the shell is quite dry. It is a good time to harvest them when the layers of the cloves show a translucent tone, It should also be taken into account that the watering should be suspended for 10 to 15 days in order to do all the process that was previously pointed out, the bulb is taken out and shaken to remove all dirt without the need to strike against another or against the ground in order to prevent damaging it.