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Grey Duck Garlic: Phillips garlic bulbs near fall leaves

Picture: Three savory Phillip garlic bulbs hide near fall leaves.

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Note on Shipping Date: Please select your desired shipping date (it should be several weeks before you need to plant so you don't have to worry). We clove garlic bulbs right before we ship it to you so it is fresh.

Warmer climates should plant garlic later in October. We plant in late October here in WA. Studies show that planting later in the fall results in bigger bulbs.

Garlic Planting Chart
Climate Zone Earliest Planting Date Latest Planting Date
0-3 Late August to early September Late September
3-5 Mid to late September Early to mid October
5-7 Early to mid October Late October
7-9 Late October November
9-10 Late October December

For a USDA climate zone map and more information see our Garlic Planting Page.

Eight Top Tips for Terrific Garlic

1) Start with big healthy garlic cloves to plant.

2) Select the right garlic variety for your climate. you may need to experiment to see which varieties work bast for you.

3) Prepare a good planting bed for garlic cloves; soil should be loose and well draining. Garlic hates wet roots and will have small or rotten bulbs if soil is too wet.

4) Add lots of organic matter; garlic likes lots of nitrogen.

5) Plant garlic cloves late in the fall for the biggest bulbs.

6) Keep garlic well weeded.

7) Harvest at the right time; when plants have 3-4 dried bottom leaves and the top leaves are still green.

8) Cure (dry) garlic bulbs carefully to make the garlic last all winter long.

For more detailed information see How to Grow Organic Garlic, Southern Garlic Growers Guide, How to Grow Really Big Garlic, Frequently Asked Questions, or First Time Garlic Grower's Guide.


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We want you to be happy! If you are not satisfied with your organic garlic we will replace the garlic or refund your money. No hassles or squawking!

Grey Duck Garlic is certified organicWhy We Are Certified Organic

We don't just say we grow organically, we are certified Organic. This means our farm and operating procedures are inspected, approved and certified Organic by Washington State's Department of Agriculture. Sure it takes us extra time and work to meet Washington's strict organic requirements, but we think it is worth it for our customer's peace of mind. Growing organically requires more than not using pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Grey Duck Garlic has sustainable growing practices that improve our soil, create habitat for wildlife, and leave the land better than when we started farming. We take the time to certify our farm so you know you are getting the very best organic berries and produce.