1 Garlic is grown from cloves, not seeds. It is easy to grow—great for beginning gardeners.
2 Plant cloves so that the pointy tip—where the sprout comes out—is facing upward.
3 Space cloves 4 inches apart.
4 Fertilizing garlic helps bulbs reach full size. Add fertilizer about 2 to 4 inches from the side of the stem (also known as ‘side dressing’) in early spring, and then again as the day length starts to increase in May.
5 Although you can try planting garlic cloves from the grocery store, these have often been treated so that they won’t sprout new growth. Instead, plant cured garlic cloves from a local nursery, or that you saved from last year’s garlic crop