First of all, here's what you need before you plant garlic.
- A large pot with good drainage
- High quality potting mix
- Garlic cloves that are fat, firm and healthy
- Slow release fertilizer
- Accessible water source
Once you've gathered all of the above, planting is easy.
- Fill your container with potting soil about three inches from the top of your pot. If your potting soil doesn't have it already, mix in a slow release fertilizer.
- Take your head of garlic and gently separate the cloves.
- Place the cloves, pointy end up in the soil. You'll want them at least 3 inches apart.
- Shovel soil onto cloves. If you live in a warmer climate, 3/4 to 1 inch of soil is fine. In colder areas cover with 2 inches of soil.
- Pat soil gently to firm it on top of garlic.