Garlic is a valuable vegetable, a welcome guest in every kitchen. Growing it in your own garden is a guarantee of a healthy and healthy product. To preserve the harvest until spring, you must follow the rules for the care of garlic. In this article we will talk about how to rake the ground from garlic and when to do it.
- Head formation
- Advantages of the
- Preparation for the procedure
- Determination of the cleaning time
The yield, size and taste of garlic depend on the type and variety of the vegetable. It happens:
- winter (landed in September-October) with a large head, with massive fleshy teeth with a lot of juice, more they are loved by hostesses because of the ease of processing. Even the most sophisticated housewives are kept until February. During the growing season they release arrows;
- spring (requires spring planting), does not release arrows, has a small head, tiny cloves. If storage conditions will be aged – they will “survive” intactly until June. It has a milder taste, less juicy than winter.
Winter garlic is more fruitful, ripens 15-20 days earlier than spring, and this is necessary consider when processing. The size of the head, its preservation, depends on proper agricultural technology.
Timely removal of arrows helps to form a large head due to the redistribution of plant energy; removing the ball of soil and exposing the bulb allows you to form a strong and healthy shell of the head, to accurately determine the harvesting time.
Advantages of the method
Raking is the cutting off of arrows in winter varieties; tying leaves into a knot; breaking the stem in all types of garlic.
This simple technique is not known to everyone, although it is highly effective and allows you to form a large head. Garlic is able to develop strong, powerful roots resembling a bunch. This is necessary for successful wintering and plant growth in the first months of spring.
Knowledgeable gardeners plant garlic in soft, well-fertilized soil. An actively developing plant tends to go deep into the ground, powerful roots pull the head down. This allows you to grow greens and roots, but not cloves.
If you dig out the soil from garlic, you can stimulate the plant to not grow into the ground, redirect the plant’s forces to form the head. This must be done at the right time – the plant must form a strong ground part. If the leaves are too large, do not worry – this indicates sufficient plant nutrition and the ability to form a large head.
Preparation for the procedure
2-3 days before treatment, the plants stop watering, remove the mulch from the garden. You can remove the soil with any suitable tool with a short handle, open a third or half of the head.Gardeners who do raking all the time, when planting, prudently increase the distance between plants for ease of processing. It should be at least 10 centimeters.
The method of processing the heads is useful in that in case of bad weather you can observe the plants and determine the need to dig out the garlic – its integument will begin to collapse.
And here’s another one technique that allows you to increase the onion and strengthen the cover skin: they don’t scoop up the ground, but in early July they carefully dig up the plants with a pitchfork to reduce growth and redirect the juices to the heads.>
For tricks to work, you need to know when raking the ground – opening too early will not allow the head to grow, belatedly will cause cracking and loss of integrity
It is necessary to rake the ground from garlic after the plant reaches the desired level of development. The optimal period is a month before full maturity. For winter garlic, this is best done in early July. Ardent varieties ripen a month later, so it’s better to bare the heads in early August.
Additional signs of the deadline harvest ku There are three main characteristics of the plant:
- yellowing and drying of the lower leaves;
- straightening the control arrow in winter varieties;
- opening boxes on inflorescences
Timely implementation of all agricultural practices will allow you to grow large, juicy garlic, which will have an excellent appearance and can be stored for a long time.