Garlic planting dates


Hi, I wonder if it is too late to plant garlic in my yard in Toronto?


Could be risky.  The best time to plant garlic is in the fall about a month before the ground freezes.  If garlic is planted too late, there is a risk that cloves will not develop adequate root systems and will not be winter hardy.   Mid-September to mid-October is a safe planting window, although some gardeners are now planting into November with fairly good results.  Planting your garlic now will be a gamble, but as we’re experiencing quite a mild fall, you may be successful.

If you’d like to read more about growing garlic, below you will find links to a couple of articles that may be of some help, along with a previous Toronto Master Gardener question & answer.

Patrick Lima – Growing Garlic – Canadian Gardening magazine

Sonia Day – How to Grow Big Fat Garlic Cloves – Toronto Star – Nov 10, 2014

Growing Garlic –  previous Toronto Master Gardener question & answer