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Garlic, Burpee's Best Collection

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Customer favorite collection.

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This collection is composed of our top three customer favorites:
  • 'Extra Select'
  • 'Early Italian'
  • 'Silver Rose'
    Try these softnecks and see what the neighbors are talking about. All three varieties are extremely adaptable, growing in a variety of climates. 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.
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    Item #: 69073C
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    Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.

    Softneck

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

    90-150 days

    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 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

    Plant Shipping Information

    Plants begin shipping week of:

    Aug 24, 2020

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    Restrictions:

    Item 69073C cannot ship to: AE, AK, AP, AS, CN, FM, GU, HI, ID, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI, WA
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    • Garlic

      Garlic
      Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
      Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
      Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
      Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
      Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
      Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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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, 3-4 inches 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.
    Type
    Softneck
    Days To Maturity
    90-150 days
    Sun
    Full Sun
    Spread
    4 inches
    Height
    18-24 inches
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow
    Planting Time
    Fall, Spring
    Thin
    4 inches