Garlic is undoubtedly one of the most used in Indian cuisine, an inevitable condiment in many meals for his very particular flavor vegetables. In addition, it is very good for preventing diseases and health care. So who does not like to have this product in your kitchen, especially if you grew yourself?
Cultivate garlic is easy and cheap, and in a growing season produced a lot of garlic that have a lot to share with your friends. Read on for information on the supply of garlic to plant, cultivate, harvest it at the end of the growing season and store it properly.
We must see what care at planting garlic in the garden.
Garlic is played through the multiplication of the root, which is just the part we eat and we know as “garlic head”. For new plants, we must sow the known “head of garlic “separately. You have to put each head of garlic with pointy end up, at a depth of 2.5 cm and with a separation between them of 15 cm. For growing in containers, you will need to have a capacity of 3 liters and a depth of 25cm. Garlic is one of those plants that can grow all year round, but it’s ideal planting seasons are spring and autumn. To sow in autumn, we must take care that it is protected from the cold and which in turn is exposed to the sun for several hours a day.
The soil should be loose and fertile. Aerate it with a fork and add compost previously, improve its structure and increase the amount of nutrients. Especially in these crops, the abundance of nutrients is crucial for proper development. To maintain soil moisture, especially in summer, I recommend placing a layer of straw or leaves on the soil surface. Thus, not only lessen evaporation but the same natural decomposition of leaves will be providing nutrients.
Like any plant whose consumption is part of the root, garlic requires constant moisture. This factor depends on the weather. Therefore, there is water all the time and much, but we have to check that the soil is moist, and if not, then there will water.
With garlic, as with many other plants, too much humidity can be dramatically harmful. Some of the consequences can be the appearance of fungus and disease or root rot. And we do not want our garlic rot right?
But they are very simple things, so dare and sow many cloves of garlic!