When Is The Best Time To Plant Garlic

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Garlic is planted in the spring. It needs a long, cool season to mature fully before it can be harvested. Garlic plants are ready when they have at least two new sets of leaves, which means at least 3 cloves per plant. When you first see these green shoots on your garlic plants, don’t pull them up! Let them grow through their winter dormancy and keep an eye out for new growth so that you know when to harvest the bulb (the underground stem).

How do I know if my garlic is ready? Can I tell by looking? How do I harden or “dip” my garlics?