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Growing Garlic in Alaska

Alaska garlic

Growing Garlic in Alaska

What garlic is best suited for the majority of Alaska? Hardneck garlic is best suited for Alaska. Softneck garlic tends to have a longer storage period but appreciates a more mild winter.

Can garlic be grown in Alaska? Yes garlic can be grown in Alaska!

When is garlic planted in Alaska? In the fall

Plant with the tip up 3″ deep and space plants 6″ apart. Mulch with straw or other weed free material.

Plant before ground freezes:  plant hardneck garlic about 4-6 weeks before the ground starts to freeze. This gives the garlic clove time for root development in the fall.

Garlic cloves need cold temperatures to root: Hardneck garlic needs 4-6 weeks of cold temperature below 40-45 F to develop bulbs.

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