Growing Elephant Garlic  Plants.
How To  Plant Garlic. . . 3  Fast and Easy Steps  . . .  
STEP  1::
Remove all weeds and debris. Till or hoe down into the soil about 1 1/2 feet. Amend your
soil with the ingredients mentioned above.
STEP  2:
STEP  3:
Close the trench. Side dress with a couple scoops of aged compost . Pat the soil down firmly
to get out the air pockets. Water and you are done . . . just that easy!!
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Garlic plants / clove  for sale - are  hardy perennial plants that are easy to grow.  Garlic is also called the "Stinking  
Rose" and grown for its tasty bulb. The garlic plant bulb is made of a series of bullets called  cloves. Garlic has a
papery exterior which is white / purple. Garlic is part of the "lily  family" and closely related to onions, shallots,
garlic chives and leeks. There are 3 main reasons for growing garlic: culinary, medicinal and gardening.


Garlic plants for sale. Garlic is a valued spice herb that  can be prepared in many ways.  For example, garlic can be
steamed, baked, chopped, minced,  broiled or stir- fried. Also garlic is an added flavor to meat, beef, pork and even
ice cream.


In addition to the culinary value of garlic, garlic has an abundance of nutritional value and many medicinal uses.
For example, garlic is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Garlic is a good source of calcium, phosphorus,
Vitamin C and Vitamin B 6. Current Research shows that garlic lowers cholesterol  therefore reducing
cardiovascular disease. Garlic has also been shown to have positive effects in preventing cancer and cold and flu
symptoms. Eating garlic  has also had significant results as a digestive stimulant. Garlic plants for sale keep us in
good health.



Furthermore,  garlic plants for sale make a wonderful companion  garden crop. Garlic plants will  fight off insects
and unwanted garden pests. Garlic is an easy to grow care-free plant that has a bundle of great benefits -- health
protection, add cooking flavor and garden pest control.

So you will surely want  to include at least some variety of garlic plants and cloves as a part of your  Spring
gardening.
There are several types of garlic. For example, there is hardneck garlic, softneck garlic and Elephant Garlic. Also
there are many varieties of garlics  within these types. Soft neck  garlic have a smaller thinner stalk and do not make a
scrape (a flower stalk). Hardeneck garlic make a flower stalk. It should be removed and can be eaten. The clove under
the soil will make a head of garlic while the scrape makes a stalk with flower.  We like to grow garlics that are
distinctive for their flavor and size. And the Elephant Garlic and Notoka Rose are just that.

Jumbo  Garlic
We grow the  Silverskin (Allium sativum) - softneck garlic -- Notoka Rose soft neck garlic. It is easy to grow and a very
care-free plant. This garlic is hot and pungent and has a strong flavor . The cloves are jumbo size -- easy to peel --
bigger than the garlic in food stores. Excellent for all types of cooking. The bulb paper is white and the cloves are
reddish / purple. The Notoka Rose garlic is great for making braided garlic.
Elephant Garlic:     Allium  Ampeloprasum
Where To Plant Garlic Plants For Sale: The first thing to do is to decided where in your
garden you will want to plant your garlic.  Here are some things you should consider
when choosing a home for your garlic plants.The location you choose should have  full
or partial  sun and fertile sandy soil with good drainage. The garlic plant leaves grow
long and board. The leaves may shade smaller plants. Garlic plants can be planted a
long a fence line, in the back row of your garden or in-between other plants. Also Garlic
plants can be planted in containers. The container can be made of clay or plastic. The
soil should have good drainage. Use a 3 gallon container for Elephant Garlic Plants and
a 1 1/2 gallon container for Notoka Rose Garlic Plants. The "key" to growing garlic
plants successfully is the soil.

Soil:  Garlic plants for sale prefer  loose sandy-loam  soil that is amended with "aged"
compost , ag lime, peat moss and  lots of sand for good water drainage.  Garlic plants
are tolerant of different soil types and textures. However, hard clay soils will restrict the
growth of the garlic plant bulb. The soil  pH should be around 6.2 - 6.8 .   To prepare your
soil rototill or hoe-down into the soil about 6 - 12 inches. Add the above  ingredients.
After the soil has been prepared   it is a good idea to do a water drainage test. The water
test is fast and easy to do and the best thing is that it doesn't cost any thing.
Now  take your hoe and make a 2 inch trench if you are planting Notoka Rose or 3 - 4 inch trench if
planting Elephant Garlic.  Drop the cloves with the pointed side up. And then just close the trench
with soil.
Fertilizing:    Use a 10-10-10  /  3 lbs per /100 sq ft. side-dress with  aged compost  in the fall when they start to come
out                              of the soil. In the Spring fertilize again up till May. Any more fertilizer will actual decrease the bulb size.
Watering:
How  To Plant  Elephant  Garlic  In 15 Minutes
Watering in Fall during germination is essential. In dry climates water in the winter is also important. Do
not let the top several inches dry out to dust.
Notoka Rose Plants for sale -- plant 2 inches deep 4 inches  a part and 12 inches between rows.
Elephant Garlic plants for sale: 3 - 4 inches deep and 10 inches a part 14 inches between the rows.  
Garlic requires twice as much fertilizer as most vegetables.
Discontinuing watering when the plant tops naturally fall over and become dry. Water to the depth
of 24 inches..
Provide 1 inch water a week till foliage turns yellow or plant falls over. This indicates bulb is near
maturity. Clip garlic leaves and use anytime. Removes no more that 1/4 of the plants top growth or
you will reduce bulb size. Begin harvesting when 3/4 of tops are yellow.
Fall planted garlic plants -  Mulch bulbs 6 inches to prevent " heaving "-  cloves being pushed out of the  
soil  as it goes  from freeze to thaws.
When leaves start to grow give high nitrogen fertilizer 6 inches on either side of the plant.
Garlic Pests:
           Wards off most insects. Maggots can be a problem. Plant around Roses to keep aphids
           and Japaneese beetles
           out. Thrips . . . Tiny slender insect that feed on the leaves. Leaves turn silver or gray and may twist and
           die. Thrips hide where leaf and bulb meet.
Elephant Garlic Clove.
1/2 the size of your hand.
When To Plant Garlic For Sale All  varieties garlic can be planted in either the Fall
or Spring. If garlic plants are planted in the fall,  then the garlic will be able to be
harvested early in the Spring. Our garlic plants for sale -- just plant 1 inch deeper
than the soil line on the main stem. Garlic cloves --  plant as described in the 3
Quick Steps below.  The "key" to planting garlic plants and cloves is the soil and
the drainage with either partial or full sun.
Why  Grow  Garlic?
"I grow garlic . . . so I can smell   good".
Culinary:
Medicinal:
Gardening:
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Elephant Garlic:     Allium  Ampeloprasum
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"I sell garlic plants  . . .
"So other people can smell good too."
Elephant Garlic Clove is distinctive in size. One garlic  clove is about the size of women's fist. The Elephant Garlic
plant will make a 3 lbs head of garlic. Elephant Garlic is also distinctive for its flavor. It is mild and juicy. One clove
can be eaten like a small potato. No garlic breath. Elephant Garlic plants are not true hardneck garlic but similar.
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"So Ok  your not up with the smell idea."

"Then plant Garlic to protect your garden. Garlic is  a
natural barrier to  bugs and rodents"

"They don't like the smell and keeps them out of our
garden".

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