November is a great month to plant garlic. Garlic is fun and very easy to grow.
In your November Sal's Garden Box, you will find short growing season garlic which is also a soft neck garlic. This is because our winters are mild and, well, short. Besides the difference in growing time, short growing season garlic, has a different taste than long neck. There are several gardeners who are successful with long neck garlic in South Carolina, but I find the soft neck to be easier to grow.
In order to plant garlic, you have to separate the cloves. Have you ever peeled garlic? If you have, you will know that the bulb is made up of several parts, or cloves. Each clove will make a bulb.
Your garden bed will need to be “fluffy”. The soil needs to be loose and loamy in order to grow garlic successfully. You may also grow garlic in pot