Where to plant garlic?

jrslick (North Central Kansas, Zone 5B)October 1, 2013

Being my second year with garlic, I failed to plan to keep a location open to plant it for this fall. I have 3 options.

1) A patch where we had potatoes this spring. It has been sitting empty most of the late summer, but I have about 75 feet of potatoes to dig (if they are still in worthwhile). If not worthwhile, I will just till them up. Could prep now and plant soon.

2) A patch that has sweet potatoes in it right now and we are digging them now and have lots to still dig. The ground is softer, but I probably won't get the sweet potatoes out for awhile.

3) A place we have okra growing and it is done. I could pull them out, till it up, make raised beds and then plant. Lots of work, but probably not my best soil.

I am leaning toward the #1 any thoughts?


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little_minnie(zone 4a)

Planting them after potatoes or sweet potatoes is always good but you need to augment the soil. You have plenty of time to dig either. You have to dig sweets before frost and plant garlic after.
BTW I am trying garlic planting through black plastic this year. The onions love it so I assume the garlic will. I will top with straw mulch.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 9:59PM
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I don't know garlic, but thought we were to plant on Columbus Day. For me, that's before frost. Always learning, teach me.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 11:20AM
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little_minnie(zone 4a)

I plant anytime in October. Same as tulips!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 10:05AM
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