Spring Garlic Care
If you have not already done so, pull back the mulch around your garlic, to expose the new shoots. Fertilize with a fish emulsion. Spring is the time to water your garlic. You will want to keep the moisture in the soil fairly consistent, watering when the top 2 inches is dry (about every 3-5 days). Watering encourages full size bulb formation, but over watering may hinder curing, reduce the shelf life and encourage mold. Garlic does not compete well with weeds.