I’ve been growing garlic organically for well over a decade. The product is second to none. We have marketed it as “The World’s Best Garlic” for the last five years. Nobody has disputed the claim.
There are a few essentials of growing great garlic. First of all, you need the best genetics – ie, seed garlic. We save ours from season to season. After storing for six months, we divide it in the evenings inside where it is warm and dry.
Another essential component is abundant high quality compost. We make ours by the cubic metre.
Planting involves generous amounts of compost. It serves to feed the garlic for the six months while it is in the ground as well as retaining soil moisture.
Once the garlic is up about 150 – 200 mm we mulch with newspaper and hay.
The mulch suppresses weeds and retains soil moisture.
The planting design and management relies on these resources: stirrup hoes, newspapers, mulch and compost. See here for detailed description: https://www.fix.com/blog/how-to-grow-garlic/
Harvest usually occurs in late December.
The garlic is cured and stored…and the cycle repeats.
We have a very limited supply of seed garlic left for sale. It can be planted up to the end of July. Contact me if you’d like some.