Looking to learn more about growing garlic?

If you’re new to the idea of overwintering garlic–planting garlic in the fall to give it a headstart on next spring’s growing season–or if you’re new to growing garlic in general, watch our Garlic Planting Video. Here we explain the basics of how to grow hardneck garlic for our Zone 4 conditions.

Depending on the variety, every bulb of garlic has 4-10 cloves. Each of those cloves can be planted and become a new bulb, and each year’s harvest can provide next year’s cloves for planting! It’s an infinite loop as long as you save some each harvest for replanting! With such never-ending potential, a few bulbs are a great investment!

We carry everything you need to plant:

Hardneck Garlic Bulbs

Compost and Soil

Pest Resist Sprays

Bone Meal

Bulb Planting Tools

Hardneck Garlic Varieties from Sargent’s


Italian variety was brought back to Canada by Al Music in the 1980s from his homeland. Bright white bulbs with a hint of pink and brown on clove skins. Large cloves are easy-to-peel. Rich, sweet, and caramelly when roasted. Delicious and spicy raw flavor.

4-7 cloves per bulb

German Red

Easy-to-peel with a very hot and spicy flavor that garlic lovers appreciate. Medium to deep red in color. Best planted in the fall. Valued for its scapes–the flower stems that grow from the tops of garlic in early summer. Scapes spice up recipes in early summer and look fabulous in floral arrangements.

18-10 cloves per bulb