Grow Your Own Garlic: Everything a Beginner Needs to Know


Most first-time gardeners don’t think about growing garlic their first year because the best garlic is planted in the fall. But truly, it’s one of the easiest crops most gardeners can grow!

Whether you’re a first-time gardener or it’s your first time to grow garlic, the posts below will get you started on a fantastic garlic harvest, no matter your level of gardening experience!

How To Know When Garlic Is Ready To Harvest

Are you growing garlic in your garden this year? Sometimes it’s not always easy to tell when it’s ready to harvest because everything is happening under the ground. Here’s how to tell if it’s too early, too late, or just right. While sometimes garlic can look the same while it’s growing and especially as it

14 Things That Can Go Wrong When Growing Garlic

Garlic is the crop that marks the end of the garden season for me. It’s the last crop I plant in the fall, and though I still have cool-season veggies growing throughout the winter, the planting of garlic caps off the year and allows me to plan for the next season. I recommend every gardener

How to Plant Garlic – 3 Most Frequently Asked Questions

I’m not exaggerating when I say garlic is the easiest crop I grow, and it is one of the most rewarding. But if you’re like many gardeners, you don’t know how to get started. The good news is, once you do, you’ll see how simple it really is! Here’s the secret many beginning gardeners don’t

Best Types of Garlic You Can Grow in Your Climate

Garlic is one of the easiest crops you can grow! In fact, I daresay choosing which type to grow is probably the most work you’ll put into the entire process! When we think about growing garlic, we mostly think about replicating what we’d normally buy from the grocery store. But when you grow your own,

How to Prepare Soil for Growing Garlic

Are you preparing your garlic beds for planting? What is the best way to ensure your garlic grows to its full potential next summer? Garlic is so easy to grow and definitely the most hands-off crop. Once you learn the basics of growing garlic and you see how easy it is, garlic will become a

How to Harvest, Cure, and Store Garlic

You’ve watched your beautiful garlic plants grow for months, and the time nears for harvest. But how do you know when to harvest garlic? And once you harvest, how do you cure and store it? The good news is this: harvesting, curing, and storing garlic is almost as easy as growing it! You only need

Should You Grow Garlic?

Should you grow garlic? It’s a fair question and the answer might not be as simple as you think. Sure, it truly is one of the easiest crops for a beginner to grow, but depending on your garden goals, it might not be the best fit for you. In this episode of the Beginner’s Garden

Ready to Grow Garlic?

If you want to skip the hours of research and go straight to a step-by-step guide, then the Garlic Workshop Mini-Course is exactly what you need. In 10 short video lessons, we’ll walk you through choosing which garlic to grow, preparing the soil, planting, growing, harvesting, and saving seed for next season’s planting. Click here to learn more!

Garlic Planting Cheat Sheet

Garlic is the easiest and most rewarding plant you can grow! All you have to know is some basics:

  • WHEN to plant
  • WHAT KIND to plant
  • WHERE to purchase
  • WHERE NOT to purchase
  • The simplest WAY to plant, whether you have a raised bed, a plot of land, or container. This step is SUPER EASY!

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