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Garlic Plants for Spring Planting

Available March 15 to April 15 for spring planting!

Approximately 30 plants, 3/4ths of a pound
(weight is difficult to predict due to length of roots and greens)
Most plants are between 1/4 and 1/2 inch in diameter at the base at time of shipping.


All garlic seed for sale is supplied by our small micro farm in Elgin Oregon - Greifs Gourmet Garlic!


Did you miss the fall planting season, but still want garlic in your garden to harvest this summer?

Garlic cloves are usually planted in autumn to achieve the largest bulb the following summer. Planting garlic cloves in the spring typically results in very small bulbs or rounds. If spring planting is your plan, the better method is to use transplants, as they began growing last fall, spent the winter dormant (as garlic likes to do), and have a head start with early spring growth.

Spring garlic can also be used in cooking before it grows large and forms individual cloves.

  • Approximately 30 plants per bundle.
  • Diameters vary with the progression of spring, but are typically 1/4 to over 1/2 inch.
  • Weight is difficult to predict due to varying sizes and length of greens, but should be near 3/4ths of one pound per bundle.

Varieties: The plants may consist of any of our varieties, but most will be German Red, Georgia Crystal, and/or Siberian. We may have other varieties represented in your bundle as well (based upon availability). The varieties will not be labeled, as this garlic is intended for gardeners and not production.

Garlic is typically planted in the fall for harvest the following summer. We planted this garlic last fall and it is ready to grow for you. These plants can provide you with a harvest THIS summer. That is faster than having to wait until this fall to plant seeds for next year's harvest.

Upon receipt, plant the garlic and water it if your soil is dry. Keep the soil damp long enough to allow the roots to grow deeper to reach moisture.

Spring Garlic Transplanting Experiment

Pulled/dug about March 27.
Left 3 days with roots exposed (abused on purpose for our experiment), no moisture.
South grouping tops were not cut. North grouping tops were cut.
Planted April 1, no watering or rain.

May 4th. No watering, dry spring.
Watering would have produced even better results, but we wanted to test harsh conditions.
Both the cut and uncut garlic recovered and produced bulbs, though they were a little smaller than garlic planted in the fall that was not transplanted.

Spring garlic looks similar to green onions. It has not yet begun to form cloves in mid/late April in Iowa.

Our garlic is grown to be planted in your garden or planted as seed stock for garlic production. The many varieties we offer include hardnecks and softnecks from mild to spicy, large, small ... certainly, there's one for your every need!

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