When Is the Best Season to Plant Garlic?

When Is the Best Season to Plant Garlic?

When Is the Best Season to Plant Garlic?

Fall is the best season to plant garlic, according to Good Housekeeping. Planting garlic in the spring results in a less bountiful harvest, notes The Old Farmer's Almanac. It is best to plant garlic approximately 30 days before the ground freezes.

Planting in the fall gives the bulbs a chance to grow larger, and it also increases the flavor of the bulbs, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. Good Housekeeping recommends planting bulbs in loose soil 6 to 8 inches apart about 2 inches deep with the roots facing down, although the Old Farmer's Almanac suggests planting bulbs as close as 4 inches apart.