- Cloves are sown in September-November in central India.
- The 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.
- The seed rate for garlic is 160-200 kg/acre.
- Selected cloves should be planted vertically 2 cm below the soil surface with the plant to plant spacing of 10 cm and row to row spacing of 15 cm.
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