How to plant garlic in spring?
Every summer resident knows that winter garlic is planted in autumn, but few people realize that it can still be planted in spring. But it often happens that for some reason the gardener simply does not have time to plant garlic for the winter. What to do? Left without a crop? Not necessary. Garlic can and should be planted in the spring! But in order to get a good crop from the material planted in the spring, it must be properly prepared. In this article I will tell you how.
- Preparing garlic for spring planting
- Features of growing garlic in the spring
Preparing garlic for spring planting
Excess garlic that has not been consumed during the winter is best taken apart into slices, cleaned of scales and immediately soaked in any solution that stimulates growth for 7-9 hours. After this, you need to take a soft rag, moisten it, squeeze and put the garlic cloves into it, wrap it and put it in a plastic bag (but in no case, cover it tightly). Put all this in the refrigerator.
Usually, garlic for planting by spring is harvested a month before planting. Another important point, you can not allow the fabric to dry, it should be periodically moistened with water. Within a month, roots up to 5 cm long appear on cloves of garlic. Garlic is ready for planting!
Features of growing garlic in the spring
As soon as the earth warms up and the weather is normal, you can start landing. It is best to make a groove about 10 cm deep on the bed, to spread the sprouted teeth in it. The groove must be covered with humus.
This garlic, unlike what was planted since the fall, will grow a little longer, but it will be larger.
During the summer, it is recommended to feed garlic with mineral fertilizers a couple of times.
And further. In the summer, I advise you to leave 5-6 shooters with bulbs to control growth. Once the shell bursts on them, you can safely dig out the garlic. Bulbs themselves are recommended to be planted less frequently: you can do this both in autumn and spring.
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