I bought a pack of four garlic bulbs and was wondering if I need to divide them into the smaller sections to plant or just plant the whole bulb as is. Thanks for your help.
You should divide the garlic bulb by each clove, keeping the paper on before planting. Each clove will grow into a bulb eventually. :)
You divide them individually, leaving the paper on the cloves. You're a bit late for planting though.
Try it anyway, even if you are late to be planting. It's cheap enough to just plug in a few to see what happens.
Thanks to all of you.I got the bulbs for half price so I,m game to try them even though it is late !
I don't know how it is in Alabama, but here in So. Cal I plant garlic year 'round. To start, I planted in October, about 40 cloves. Then, in June/July when I harvested, I planted more. Then each year rotates in time, depending on when I harvest. I've never had a problem and they have lasted through our mild-cold winters & overly-hot summers. I can't stand it if there is a lull in between harvests when I have to buy a garlic head. Such a difference!