Garlic

No common alternate names

Allium sativum – Amaryllidaceae (formerly Alliaceae)

Description

Height – Normal height in inches
Spread – Normal width (above ground) in inches
Root Depth – Normal depth to which roots reach
Hardiness – Ability to tolerate frost. Tender cannot tolerate frost while hardy can.
Exposure – Amount of sunlight preferred for growth

Planting

Depth – Depth that seed should be planted in inches
Extensive Spacing
  In Row – Spacing between plants within row in inches
  Between Rows – Spacing between rows in inches
Intensive Spacing – Spacing between each plant in inches

Direct Seed – Comments
  Spring – Beginning and end dates of spring planting in weeks before and/or after last frost
  Fall – Beginning and end dates of fall planting in weeks before and/or after first frost

Transplant – Comments
  Spring Inside – Beginning and end dates of inside planting for spring in weeks before and/or after last frost
  Spring Outside – Beginning and end dates for spring transplanting in weeks before and/or after last frost
  Fall Inside – Beginning and end dates of inside planting for fall in weeks before and/or after first frost
  Fall Outside – Beginning and end dates for fall transplanting in weeks before and/or after last frost

Succession – Comments
Frequency – Amount of weeks between successive plantings

Requirements

Germination – Min to max soil temperature for germination
Growth
  Soil – Min to max soil temperature for growth
  Air – Min to max air temperature for growth
pH – Min to max preferred soil pH
Watering – Description of water requirements. Light indicates 1/2″ per week, moderate 1″ per week, and heavy 1 1/2″ per week
Fertilizer – Description of fertilizer requirements. Light feeder indicates one application of fertilizer per year with no supplemental feedings, medium feeder indicates one main application of fertilizer and supplemental applications once every 4  weeks, and heavy feeder indicates one main application of fertilizer and supplemental applications once every 2 weeks.

Duration

Germination – Amount of weeks to germination
Maturity – Amount of weeks to maturity
Harvest – Length of harvest in weeks

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