Garlic has been making roots and leaves during the winter and early spring. From now on, the bulb will form. The photo  was taken April 1 and shows one of our garlic plants--so far it looks like a leek. During the next 2 months, the bulb will get 10 times bigger than it is now.
To fuel that growth, your garlic patch needs a boost right now. You can top-dress with compost, earthworm castings, manure, or any organic nitrogen source. You can make manure tea. Or weed tea out of the green weeds in your yard. As they rot in water, weeds or grass clippings break down into nitrogen and other essential nutrients.

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