Asmania - Plant
Common name: bear s breeches
Bloom time: June to July
Height: 3.00 to 5.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Garlic likes a light airy fertile soil. So, if your soil has a high clay content, hoe 3-4 cm of compost (we use mushroom compost) into approximately the top 5-6 cm of soil. Garlic bulbs form a few centimetres below the ground. If the soil becomes hard and compacted, the bulbs will be small.
Plant into a sunny, well drained section of the garden any time from April to July. Raised garden beds increase drainage. Early plantings in cool climates result in larger bulbs.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 21 °C (70 °F)
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Break the head of garlic into separate cloves to plant.
- Plant 3 cm deep.
- Each clove should be planted 10-15 cm apart and rows should be 45-60 cm apart.
- Each clove will grow a head of garlic.
In rich garden soil, leave side dressing until rapid spring growth begins.
- In poor soil, side dress with COF (1 litre of COF for 10 metres of row) when the leaves are taller than 10cms.
- Place the COF close to the plants.
- The more vigorous the top growth is, the bigger the head of garlic at harvest.
Bold, stately plants that may be grown as specimens but are perhaps best in small groupings. Borders or formal gardens. For the St. Louis area, A. spinosus is a similar plant with better winter hardiness.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
- Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
No serious insect or disease problems. Snails and slugs are occasional visitors that can do substantial damage if left unchecked. Plants can spread aggressively in optimum conditions.
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