Enormous bulbs weigh up to 1 lb.! Has a milder, mellower flavor.
Elephant garlic prefers a long, cool growing season and is best planted in early fall. The larger the planted clove, the larger the bulb it will produce, and these cloves are huge. You'll harvest enormous bulbs that are up to 4" wide and 3" long! Delicious mild flavor. Plant in fall for summer harvest. Plant 8" apart. Softneck variety.
Garlic is a relatively fuss-free crop and just needs about 1" of water every week-other week. Provide plants with extra water during especially dry periods.
How to Sow Garlic
Plant garlic cloves in well-drained soil rich in organic matter and full sun. Plant cloves with the pointed side up and set them 1" deep and 4 " apart in rows 1-2" apart. In the South, plant cloves in the fall for a spring harvest. In the North, plant cloves in early spring for a summer harvest and again in fall for a spring harvest. Spring planted garlic emerges in 14-21 days. Fall planted garlic may not emerge until spring. If it does emerge in the fall, and a heavy frost is expected, mulch tender greens for protection.
Harvest garlic when foliage dies back. Dig the bulbs out with a pitchfork and cure them in a warm, dry place for a week. Then store the bulbs in a cool, dry place.