Need Help Re: When to Plant Garlic
Hi there, I am in zone 5 and new to planting garlic, just got this garlic planting bug recently.
I read confusing messages, some say garlic needs to be planted in fall because it needs to go through a cold period. Some say early spring is O.K.
I really want to plant some garlic now. not have to wait till fall. Snow here is just melting now, probably some more on the way. Parts of ground still covered with snow, in other parts where it is more exposed to sun the snow is gone.
I have bought some garlic in the store and noticed some bulbs have green tips, just like when onion starts to grow sprouts in the kitchen. Would these garlic bulbs be good candidates, as they are already in the growing mood? Or must I get them from the nursery? I often stick the root parts of store bought green onions in the ground and they grow well.
Greatly appreciate your input!