Sow garlic

How much to water garlic

After identifying the best time to sow garlic in your territory, it must be borne in mind that newly born seedlings must be wet frequently to develop. This without exceeding to avoid rotting the young plants. If we are growing it in an open field, it is not necessary to water because the disturbances are sufficient to irrigate as much as necessary. It is necessary to know that, when the bulbils grow, usually towards the end of May, they should be watered regularly. Once the bulbils begin to ripen, or when the leaves begin to dry up, it is necessary to stop watering, because a humidified soil, at this time of the year, contributes to the development of rot.

How to grow and care for garlic

To sow garlic you need to push the cloves into the ground to a depth of five centimeters, with the tip pointing downwards. It is important to leave twenty centimeters between one bulb and the other. Once planted, they must be covered with mulch and at the same time fertilized with compost. The type of soil to use for the bulbs must be fertile. It is possible to harvest the garlic heads when you can feel the cloves inside the bulb and the leaves turn yellowish. Be sure to harvest the garlic as soon as the scapes begin to dry out to prevent the head from cracking. The harvest season is the end of summer. In several territories it is possible to harvest garlic in late autumn. In areas with a more temperate climate, it is necessary to anticipate the harvest.

How and when to fertilize

As soon as the cloves have been planted, it is necessary to fertilize abundantly, adding compost. If they are planted in the autumn season, it is essential to fertilize again in the spring, on the contrary, if they are planted in the spring, it is necessary to reconcile in the autumn. Fertilization must be done using only fertilizers of mineral origin. This is because the fertilizers of organic origin can cause rottenness to the seedlings. It is therefore recommended to use a fertilizer of organic origin before growing garlic. During cultivation, phosphorus and potassium fertilizer is administered at least twice, the first of which while preparing the soil, before sowing. The temperature is important, which must be around fifteen degrees to allow germination.

Sowing Garlic: Exposure, Diseases and Possible Remedies

There are several enemies of garlic. Among the most common are fungi, which manifest themselves with longitudinal streaks of different sizes and with a grayish color. The bulbs are affected initially in the early stages of growth, but also later. In the case of a lot of humidity, it gets covered with mold. It is necessary to intervene preventively, avoiding water stagnation. In severe cases, antiperonosporic products are used. Another preventive remedy is crop rotation. There is another type of fungus, which affects after harvesting the garlic heads and causes them to rot. It initially appears with a yellow powder. To avoid these formations, care must be taken not to damage the bulbs and to store them in an environment with low humidity.

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