Selection of cloves is important for garlic planting. Individual cloves from seed garlic bulbs should be separated but not long before planting. Twist off the outer skins and take the cloves apart without breaking the basal plate of the cloves, as that makes them unusable for planting. With hardneck garlic, the remainder of the stem acts as a handy lever for separating the cloves. Big cloves (>1.5g) should be selected for planting. Small, diseased and damaged cloves should be rejected. Dip cloves in carbendazim solution (0.1%) just before planting to reduce the incidence of fungal diseases during establishment. Seed rate for garlic is 400-500 kg/ha. Selected cloves should be planted vertically 2 cm below soil surface with plant to plant spacing of 10 cm and row to row spacing of 15 cm.


 Garlic planting on raised bed