Planting garlic

Asked September 27, 2019, 5:45 PM EDT

Which 3 of the varieties of hard neck garlic you listed are the best to grow in CO? Thanks

Weld County Colorado

1 Response

Hi, this is Steve and thank you for your question. I’m not really sure about your reference to the best of the 3 hard neck garlic we listed. But no matter, as there are plenty that do fine in Colorado and those are listed below. It would just be a matter of your personal preference as to the one you select. Any reputable nursery should have in stock those which grow well. As there are so many to choose from, visiting a nursery and selecting based on that criteria might be easiest. And you could choose a few bulbs from their inventory for growing comparisons. I have also attached two publications discussing garlic culture. Now is the time to plant garlic without delay! Best of luck!

Hard Neck Garlics: Asian Tempest, Bogatyr, Chesnok Red, Creole Red, German (Brown, Red or White), Italian Purple, Kilarney Red, Korean Mountain, Music, Persian Star, Polish Hardneck, Purple Glazer, Romanian Red, Spanish Roja, Xian, Yugoslavian.

https://www.steamboatpilot.com/news/colorado-master-gardeners-tips-fo-planting-garlic/

http://csuhort.blogspot.com/2015/10/give-it-up-for-garlic.html