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According to your cooperativeAccording to your cooperative extension, "Only adapted, early maturing varieties are suitable for production in Idaho’s short season areas. Garlic comes in two types, hardneck and softneck. Of the two types, hardneck varieties tend to grow larger cloves and provide a greater range of flavors. Softneck varieties tend to have milder flavor and store better. Hardneck varieties produce best if the cloves are planted in the fall. In Idaho’s harsh climates, fall-planted cloves must be placed at least one inch deep and protected with a 6 to 8 inch layer of mulch. Softneck varieties should be planted as early in the spring as the soil can be worked. Garlic can withstand severe frost and does not need protection from spring cold snaps."

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