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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Planting Garlic & Shallots

Nov 01, 2018
 

Garlic is one of the easiest and most rewarding crops to grow, though it's not a cakewalk. I've grown garlic here in the Finger Lakes for over nearly three decades and here are the keys to surrounding yourself with abundance.

Over the years we've become enamored with growing shallots as well, which are grown in exactly the same way. 

Choosing the Best Garlic & Shallots to Plant

As we all know (and mostly have learned the hard way), what you reap is what you sow. Considering how long your garlic and shallots are in the ground and how much time you'll invest in weeding and feeding them, it's worth the extra dollars sowing the best stock possible. You'll reap that much more when you harvest.

Biggest Mistake: Planting anything but the biggest and healthiest organic garlic and shallot bulbs you can find.

Why? There is a direct relationship between the size of bulbs and cloves you plant the size of the bulbs and cloves you'll harvest. It's not often true, but in the...

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