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BGGC's Fall Garlic Challenge

Updated: Sep 28, 2023

Along with its use as an amazing food seasoning, Garlic is also used medicinally to treat health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sinus congestion. So, add a few cloves or bulbs to your garden and let's complete the challenge this Fall!


- Large pot with good drainage

- Garlic cloves that are fat, firm, and healthy (organic if possible)

Here's How:

  1. Fill your container with potting mix about 3 inches from the top.

  2. If your potting mix doesn't already include it, then mix in a slow release fertilizer.

  3. Take your head of garlic and gently separate the cloves.

  4. Place the cloves with their pointy end up in the soil. You'll want them at least 3 inches apart.

  5. Shovel soil onto the cloves. If you live in a warm climate, about an inch of soil is fine. In colder areas, cover the cloves with around 2 inches of soil.

  6. Pat the soil gently on top of the garlic cloves.

  7. Position the container somewhere that gets at least six hours of direct sunlight on most days, and keep the soil moist but not soggy.

  8. Once the garlic sprouts in the spring, fertilize it every few weeks, and continue to maintain even moisture in the soil.


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