Soil: Garlic should be planted in well drained soil in full sun.
When: Garlic is planted in the fall or early spring with temperate climates. In other areas, it can be planted in larger pots or planters in a greenhouse.
Spacing: Plant cloves 1" to 3" apart just below the surface of the soil. Always plant the cloves with the top, or pointy side, up in beds 6" to 8" high.
Moisture: Fertilize and keep moist until first sign of maturity. If you are watering too much, the garlic leaves will begin to yellow. Keep soil moist, but not overly wet.
Mulching: Mulch moderate soil conditions. However, the quality of the mulch is important. The mulch should be medium in texture such as chopped straw or tall fresh-cut grass.