Shelling is the first step before sowing or planting.
Sowing or planting because there is who prefers to call it plantation because in the cultivation of garlic vegetative material is used of sowing and not seeds.
Garlic due to its characteristics gives better results through vegetative reproduction.
With vegetative material we mean that garlic multiplies by itself, is used a part of the mother plant for its reproduction and implantation. Seeds must be cut before planting.
Garlic shelling consists of separating the teeth from the head, carefully so that they do not suffer damage. This work is half mechanical half manual. It is a machine that is responsible of separating the teeth and a human team those who remove the bad teeth, those who are chopped, impurities that may be there in order to be only good teeth looking the best to get the best garlic in the next harvest.
With the seed shelled and disinfected is available to make the plantation.
Garlic cultivation is simple but slow, because they are many months until collected. The method is very simple.
The planting is done tooth to tooth, it is not necessary to bury the teeth much that if you need to cover teeth with soil to prevent them from being damaged by the weather, the animals, etc.
Once planted it is convenient to perform an abundant irrigation for a perfect garlic development.
Sowing is done during the autumn months.
With the shelling begins the cycle of the new garlic that will be collected next spring.