I know I can plant garlic in October or November, but I would like to plant it now if it isn't too late.
Is It Too Late to Plant Garlic in Zone 7?
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To have success in a warm growing climate with garlic you will need the correct variety of bulbs to grow.
You will need to heed to the correct planting time in order to produce a garlic plant and bulb.
Here is a link to the proper planting and care of garlic in your warm zone.