How Much Garlic Seed Do I Need?
First figure out how many heads or pounds of garlic you would like to harvest.
Each pound of hardneck garlic seed provides approx 40-50 cloves of garlic to plant. (Each clove grows into its own plant or head of garlic.) This will yield 40-50 heads of garlic or approx 4 pounds.
Each pound of softneck garlic seed averages 50-70 cloves of garlic to plant, as the cloves of softneck tend to be smaller than hardneck. (Each of these cloves grows into their own plant or head of garlic.) This will yield 50-70 heads of garlic or approx 5 pounds.
You can also base your decision on the amount of space you have to plant your garlic. One pound of seed will plant about a 20’ row of garlic, or fill a 6’ bed with three rows of garlic. Feel free to contact us with questions about how much seed garlic to plant.