In Ohio, it’s best to plant garlic in fall, and a free CFAES fact sheet has tips to help you do it—plus details on fertilizing, avoiding pests, harvesting, and the three main types of garlic you can choose from.
More mature, bigger bulbs
“Fall-planted garlic plants are more mature and will form a larger bulb while spring plantings of cloves will result in smaller heads of garlic,” writes CFAES county educator Timothy Malinich in the “Growing Garlic in the Garden” fact sheet on our Ohioline website. “Ideally, the first garlic leaves should emerge above the ground prior to freezing temperatures in the fall.”
Read the full fact sheet. (Photo: Getty Images.)