Garlic is a kind of human friend, as it is incredibly useful for our health. This culture has medicinal properties, so garlic is widely used in folk and traditional medicine to treat many ailments and diseases.
Garlic is rich in sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, vitamins B, C, D, phytoncides, essential oils, contains sulfuric, phosphoric acids, which is why it can be seen at any summer cottage. The agrotechnology of garlic is quite simple.
The secrets of growing garlic are as follows:
• sandy loam and loamy soils should be chosen for this crop;
• good precursors for garlic - cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkin, tomatoes, green cabbage;
• bad predecessors - onions, garlic;
• the site must be well lit;
• garlic loves organic fertilizers, but you need to observe the measure, since an excess of manure and nitrogen fertilizers can cause strong leaf growth to the detriment of the bulb;
• after fertilization, the soil must be dug up.
Garlic can be roughly divided into winter and spring. Winter garlic is planted in early October and the beds should be prepared about 3 weeks before planting. For planting winter garlic, high-quality material is selected - large and medium-sized bulbs, which are divided into cloves 3 days before planting. The teeth can be soaked in water before planting.
Spring garlic is inferior to winter garlic in terms of yield, but unlike the first, it is better stored. The agrotechnology of spring garlic is similar to winter, and ripe bulbs are harvested after the lower leaves dry out, this happens around the end of August.