Garlic, Bogatyr

Allium sativum


  • Organic
  • Hardneck
  • 5-7 cloves per head
  • Cloves are marbled brown or purple striped

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.


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The seed for Bogatyr garlic was obtained from the Gatersleben Seed Bank and is originally from Moscow.

Garlic has a history of over 7,000 years of use in human culture and is native to central Asia. As well as being used for food, it has also been useful as a medicine, even as recently as World War I and World War II.

Some European cultures have been known to associate garlic with "white magic" or spiritual protection, giving rise to the belief that it will ward off vampires.

Light: Full Sun

Seed Depth: 1/2"

Germination: 5-30 Days

Plant Outdoors: 8” Apart

Garlic is generally planted in the fall for a harvest the following summer in regions where the ground freezes over the winter. When planting the cloves, place them so that the root end is down and space them between 6-8 inches apart. Cover your cloves with 2 inches of soil and at least 6 inches of mulch (either straw, hay, leaves, or grass clippings). In the spring your garlic will begin to emerge and it is important to keep it well weeded. When the scapes, or curly flower stems, are about 10 inches long you should snap them off. When the leaves of the garlic plants start to die back you will want to harvest the bulbs and dry them for storage.