How to grow garlic
Garlic can be divided into two types, one for the cold regions and the other for the warm regions. Cultivators in relatively cold regions such as Hokkaido and Tohoku are varieties of cold regions such as “White Rokukata”, and warm cultivators like Kanto and western Kanto are varieties of warm regions such as “Purple Garlic”. Therefore, choosing the right varieties for the climate is one of the keys to successful garlic cultivation.
First, let’s prepare the soil. Since garlic prefers nutrient-rich soil, add a lot of compost and leafy soil to the soil and cultivate it. It can be grown in a growing truss, but it is susceptible to excessive humidity, so be sure to choose well-drained soil. When the soil is ready, we will plant trees. Peel each sold ball into balls, leave a space of about 15 cm and push them down to a depth of about 5 cm. When the leaves are about 10 to 15 cm long and two or more shoots appear, remove the smaller bud (lateral shoot) from the base. After that, the stem attached to the flower buds (karai) grows, known as a “stand”, so you should cut it off by hand if appropriate. When about half of the leaves are yellow and shiny enough, harvest is time. As soon as you remove it from the field, cut the roots with scissors and let dry for about 3 to 5 days.
Did you know that “Gyosha garlic” is also known as the king of wild vegetables? Gyosha Garlic is a raccoon-like root vegetable under long stalks. It contains more alicin than normal garlic and has a strong odor. It can be expected to have such effects as recovery from fatigue and is considered a healthy vegetable.
I would be very happy if I could grow these ingredients myself. Gourmet garlic is a relatively easy plant to grow, but it grows very slowly so it takes about 5-7 years to harvest and eat when grown from seeds. So if you want a quick harvest, we recommend planting from seedlings and bulbs.
Like regular garlic, garlic growers prefer fertile and well-drained soil, so make sure to make good soil. When the soil is ready, we will plant trees. Since heavily grown garlic does better, grow lines of garlic 5 to 10 cm apart. In addition, Gyosha garlic is a vegetable that is native to cool regions. In warm places, place it in a shady spot or take anti-shade measures. If the lower two leaves are left at the time of harvest, the seed will not weaken easily, so if managed, it can be harvested again next year.
When is the harvest time?
Planting is usually done from September to October, depending on the variety and the climate of the growing area. Be aware that growing in hot weather increases the risk of disease. Also, if you plant it after it’s cold, the garlic may not be fat. From the end of April to May, the scissors will stand up, so take the flower buds. The standard harvest time is from May to June.
The fertilizer is suitable for growing garlic
One of the keys to successful garlic cultivation is soil. Since garlic prefers fertile and well-drained soil, make sure to use plenty of ripe compost, which is well-broken down and fermented organic matter. Alternatively, as a fertilizer for potted and potted plants, compost and foliar mold, or cultured soil containing organic matter, can be used.
What is dressing for growing garlic?
Fertilize 2 times, 1 month after planting, from mid-February to March when the buds begin to grow. Fertilizer granular, quick effect so easy to get used to.
About a month before harvest, scissors (flower buds) begin to appear. I cut it out to make the garlic bulb in the basement bigger, but this is the “garlic bud” you often see in stores. The body can also be used for fried foods. In addition, the seeds that are too small can be harvested as leeks in early spring by spreading them without worrying about the spacing between plants. These can also be used as a rare ingredient. Of course, it also has a strong garlic flavor.
[Giám sát]Yoshidaya Agricultural Production Corporation Co., Ltd.
Seika Yoshida, President and CEO