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Garlic, Music

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One of the best known and most sought after.

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Full flavored, rich aromatic flavor makes this one of the best known and most sought after varieties. One of the hardiest garlics, it is easy to grow in most climates with some indication of disease tolerance, and is a go-to for many first time growers. Harvest fall planted garlic the following season, late spring or early summer, about 240 days from planting. Harvest spring planted garlic the same season, about 90 days from planting. Averages 6 cloves per bulb. Hardneck variety.
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Product properties

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

90-240 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

3-4 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

4-6 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

18-24 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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Sep 12, 2016

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How to Sow

  • In the South, plant cloves in the fall for a spring harvest. In the North, plant softneck varieties in early spring for a summer harvest and hardneck varieties in fall for a spring harvest.
  • Plant cloves in well-drained soil rich in organic matter and full sun when you receive your bulbs. Do not hold your bulbs until the next planting season.
  • Each bulb is made up of several sections called “cloves” held together by a thin, papery covering. Before planting break the cloves apart and plant each separately.
  • Choose a location in full sun with well-drained soil where you did not plant garlic the previous year.
  • Work organic matter into your soil at least 6-8 inches deep, removing stones, then level and smooth.
  • Plant in rows 1-2 feet apart, 1 inch deep and 4 inches apart. Firm lightly and water gently.
  • Plant cloves with the pointed side up.
  • Spring planted garlic emerges in 14-21 days. Fall planted garlic may not emerge until spring.
  • If the garlic emerges in the fall and a heavy frost is expected, mulch tender greens for protection.

How to Grow

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding.
  • Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • Harvest when the foliage begins to yellow. At this time bend back the tops to hasten yellowing and drying of the tops. Feel around the top of the bulb to make sure the cloves have formed.
  • Pull up the plants and allow them to dry in the sun for a few hours. Spread them out in a well-ventilated location until the tops are thoroughly dry, about 3-4 weeks.
  • Cut off the tops 1-2 inches above the bulbs, or braid the tops together for softneck varieties. Store loose bulbs in a dry, cool, airy place in baskets, or hang braided garlic strings.
  • Garlic may be frozen, make into vinegar, or made into garlic salt.
Days To Maturity
90-240 days
Fruit Size
3-4 inches
Full Sun
4-6 inches
18-24 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
4 inches
Life Cycle
Garlic, Music is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge Cloves I do not do anything special before I plant, just plant them in Oct. I always get huge cloves. Which I love because you can use 1 or 2 cloves for a whole batch of Red Sauce. And I can a lot of red sauce using Big Mama tomatoes. They are also great in my dill pickles.
Date published: 2015-06-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Adequate I've grown soft neck garlic for several years, but have shied away from hard neck since I live in a temperate climate (San Francisco Bay Area). Still, I've always wanted to try the Music, so I ordered just a sample (and I ordered early - like in Spring - because it gets sold out so quickly). Come October, I received 3 bulbs. I expected them to be larger than they are, but I really have no idea what is an appropriate expectation. I put them in the refrigerator set at 40 degrees Fahrenheit and left them for 6 weeks. When I removed them from the refrigerator in mid November, one of the bulbs had rotted. Perhaps it was because I had stored them in a paper bag, or some other environmental mischief was at play, but I've never had garlic bulbs rot in the refrigerator before and was disappointed to lose 1/3 of the cloves even before I had planted them. The other two bulbs were fine. Each bulb had five cloves. I soaked them overnight in warm water, liquid seaweed, vinegar and baking soda, and planted them the next day. It is now mid December and I have 9 good looking Music garlic plants - one clove did not sprout. I can not yet sing the praises of the Music garlic, as I have not harvested and tasted the yield. What is growing is doing well and I have no doubt that they will produce strong, healthy bulbs, but I am not overly impressed with the size or quality of the stock from which they came. Therefore, only 3 starts.
Date published: 2014-12-10
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