How to Grow Garlic in Western Australia
Make a note in your diary. April is allium month.
Allium is the Latin name for garlic, but it also refers to the genus of plants that are onions, chives, leeks, shallots and of course garlic. Timing is important for most veggie crops, but for alliums, it's essential. Their growth patterns correspond with how much sunshine they get, so, that's day length and temperature. To get big fat garlics or onions, you need to make sure they have a lot of leaf growth before the day lengthens. When this happens, they stop growing leaves and they start growing bulbs.