Garlic stop watering about a month before digging up and usually begin to gather 12-17 July, when the leaves turn yellow - this is a sign of maturation. To determine maturity of plants, some gardeners recommend leaving on the plant 1-2 flower stems. As soon as the stems on them burst, it's time to dig the garlic. It should be noted that if the stems then leave the ripening, of the largest bullock you can get a great planting material.
After irrigation a must-see garden. If you can see the bare bulbs, it is important to immediately close their land. Also watch out for garlic after heavy rains. If the garden, despite regular watering, looks dried up, the ground around the plant is gently to loosen - so after the top layer of soil can enter the air.
Usually the garlic watered by sprinkling method, using one square meter 15 gallons of water when watering once a week.
Irrigation garlic needs, generally during may, June and early July. For 18-20 days before harvesting to stop watering the garlic. Normalized irrigation should the temperature of the air, for example, during moderate weather, when not very hot and moderately rainy, per 1 square meter consumes 10-12 liters of water. Between waterings should be 8-10 day break.
For irrigation professionals and experienced gardeners recommend the use of water, the constant for some time in the sun.
If there is hot summer, when the same volume of water between waterings is reduced to 5-6 days. With the continuing rainy weather of winter garlic does not need watering.
The combination of irrigation with fertilization
Experts recommend watering to combine garlic with the dressing. For example, when the plants already there is 3-4 pages, in 10 litres of water to dissolve a tablespoon of urea or as much ready liquid fertilizer "Agricola-Vegeta". This solution garlic should be watered from watering by sprinkling. However, as a rule, per square meter consumes 2-3 liters of solution.
After 2-3 weeks, you can fertilize the plants with a solution of nitrophoska NPK or by dissolving 2 tablespoons of fertilizer in 10 liters of water. Good results also gives a ready to use liquid fertilizer "Effekton". To do this, 2 tablespoons should be diluted in 10 liters of water. Spent the above feeding is practically the same for 1 square meter of 3-4 liters of the mixture.
The final feeding is carried out during formation of the bulb, its time individually and depends on the climatic conditions of a particular locality. Necessary to irrigate 2 tablespoons chopped superphosphate is dissolved in 10 liters of water. The mixture is consumed in the calculation of 4-5 liters per 1 square meter of the ground.