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Come and visit North Haven Gardens, your destination for all your gardening needs in Dallas. As you step inside, you'll find a comprehensive selection of quality gardening equipment and a diverse plant nursery with a stunning array of indoor plants, outdoor plants, and a variety of fresh vegetables. Our expert garden coaches are dedicated to helping you turn your gardening dreams into reality. Plus, we now have delivery services available in Dallas (within our service area, call for details). Now you can ensure that your gardening essentials are conveniently brought to your doorstep. You can even sign up for a grow card membership to earn points and save on your purchases.

Here at North Haven Gardens, we take pride in offering a curated selection that caters to all levels of expertise. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, our friendly and professional staff is here to help. Visit our nursery in Dallas an experience the difference.

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5 Quick Tips for Growing Garlic

Garlic is flavorful, healthy, and so easy to grow. Here are our 5 quick tips to growing your own organic garlic right at home:


Garlic is best planted 4-6 weeks before the ground freezes, which is generally the month of October in north Texas.


There are ‘hardneck’ and ‘softneck’ varieties (this year, NHG has ‘softneck’ varieties in stock, but not hardneck.). As a rule of thumb: hardneck varieties peel more easily, have a hotter, more pungent flavor, and have more flavor variations. Softneck varieties are milder, but store better and are best for braiding. You can never have too much garlic; it’s like basil or parsley that way–and the green tops are edible and flavorful, too!

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Full sun (6-8 hours), well-drained soil that’s fertile and high in organic matter. Amend with compost and expanded shale if your soil is heavy clay. Break the bulbs apart into cloves (don’t peel the skin off!) and soak them a liquid seaweed or root stimulator solution for about an hour before planting.

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Plant each clove with point up and root down 1-2 inches deep and about 4 inches apart. Space rows about 8 inches apart. While growing, keep the soil moist, but not wet. Fertilize every 10-14 days during active growth with a balanced organic fertilizer, such as NHG Herb & Veggie food or Hasta-Gro. Keep the area weeded, taking care to avoid damaging bulbs as they grow. Remove any flower stalks that try to form, and cover with a sheet of frost cloth during hard freezes.

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Timing is important! If dug too early, the bulbs won’t store well. Wait until the green tops just begin to turn yellow and fall over as the weather warms in May into early June. Lift from the ground carefully and keep tops intact. Leave to cure for 3 weeks or so in a shady, dry location out of direct sunlight. Store in a cool, dry place and avoid warmth and light to keep bulbs from sprouting again.

Garlic Harvested

As a final note, the green tops of garlic are edible, too, and are reminiscent of green onions–with a garlicky punch, of course–when snipped and added to salads and stir fries. Garlic bulbs left in the ground will tend to sprout and return for 2-4 years, providing an ongoing harvest of greens.



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