How to Plant Garlic in a Raised Bed

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A raised bed can be an ideal place for planting and maintaining garlic. Plant garlic in a raised bed with help from a garden teacher in this free video clip.

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Hello, my name is Jessica Craven. I'm a master gardener and I have my certification in Permaculture Design. Today we're going to talk about planting garlic in a raised bed. As you can see I've got a rock here. I'm going to put it down and put it back into my raised bed which is also an herb spiral and we've added some amended dirt, some nice compost along with the soil, well drained soil and then we've planted our clove of garlic that's just started to sprout, placed it in the ground, about two or three inches deep and then our garlic is grown in this well irrigated soil, keeping it nice and moist. Let's talk a little bit about watering our raised beds. Raised beds, the soil will tend to be a little bit more loose, not so compacted as a clay soil and actually probably hold water better than your sandy soil because you've brought this amended soil in. You're going to definitely want to keep your plants moist in raised beds. You'll need to kind of keep tabs on it if you live in a wetter climate where it's frequently raining and that type of a thing, you might not need to water your plants quite so often. However, if you're in a drier climate or very high temperatures, you'll want to keep tabs on and feel your soil, make certain that it stays moist. This might require daily watering. And the garlic will thrive and you'll be able to use it in your cooking. So those are some tips on growing garlic in a raised bed.

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