Square Foot Garlic in Your Survival Garden

The September/October 2011 issue of “Backwoods Home Magazine” includes an account of how one man grows a tremendous amount of garlic from a 4′ x 8′ bed. Doesn’t that sound like square foot garlic?


A small space yields a big crop of garlic

By Howard Tuckey

I usually harvest 250 heads of garlic from one 4×8 foot bed. In less than an hour last fall, I tilled up a 4×8 foot garden bed and planted 250 seed cloves of Chesnok and Russian Red garlic. I’ve been doing it this way for several years, and am very satisfied with the yield, which gives us plenty of garlic for the table, as well as seed for the next year.

A few years ago I found a 4×8 foot piece of treated wood lattice. The holes are approximately four inches on center, which is excellent spacing for planting garlic and other crops, too. I till up a different spot in the garden each year, smooth it off, and lay the lattice flat.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
http://www.backwoodshome.com 1-800-835-2418.


Do you grow garlic in your survival garden? Have you considered it? Why not grow some to sell at the farmers market?


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

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