3 Things to Know Before Buying Garden Garlic

Will the Garlic Variety You've Chosen Survive the Your Winter?

Garlic cultivars demonstrate temperature references. Some perform well in cooler climates and some do better in warmer areas.

As a first step, check to see what growing region you are in here: What’s My Growing Zone?

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Then compare that with the information on the product page for the variety you’ve selected. If there’s a match, great! This cultivar will be happy in your part of the country. If not, consider looking at other varieties that may be a better fit.

Hardneck vs Softneck – What’s Best for You?

Garlic is subdivided into two main groupings: hardneck and softneck . These groups have slightly different attributes and specific geographic preferences.

To see which is best for you, check out Garlic: Hardneck vs Softneck

What Do Others Say About the Merchant You're Considering?

To gather helpful information about the experiences of others, try Googling “(company name) reviews”.

For gardening companies, there’s another source of information: Garden Watchdog. This is an easy way to discover that there are some companies (often heavy advertisers) that you may not want to do business with. Check Garden Watchdog for lots customer comments and reviews, along with other useful information.

One More Tip: Don't Plant Grocery Store Garlic

Grocery store garlic is customarily sprayed with a growth inhibiting chemical. After all, the store doesn't want the garlic to start sprouting on the shelf. This chemical spray greatly reduces the likelihood that you'll get a satisfactory garden garlic crop.

Learn more about growing garlic here: Garlic Planting Guide

Hardneck versus Softneck garlic; which is right for you? Check out: Garlic: Hardneck vs. Softneck

Shop our garlic selection here: Garlic to Plant Now