How to fertilize garlic so that it does not turn yellow: life-saving remedies

What to do if garlic turns yellow. Source: Created with the help of AI

A plentiful and high-quality harvest is the dream of every summer resident. However, sometimes it is still far from being harvested, and the plants are already starting to deteriorate.

Yellowing of garlic in spring can be a sign of several problems. The publication Window told us how to get rid of them with the help of fertilizing.

Yellowing of garlic in spring can be an unpleasant surprise for any gardener. To preserve the harvest and get healthy and large heads, it is important to correctly identify the cause and take appropriate measures.


If you planted garlic too early, it could be affected by spring temperature changes. Frost is one of the most common causes of garlic yellowing, and experienced gardeners have long since figured out how to deal with it.

If indeed the garlic has turned yellow due to temperature changes, then it should be fed with stimulants. This can be either Epin, an adaptogen with a pronounced anti-stress effect, or Zircon, a natural growth regulator. They can be purchased in specialized stores.


Young garlic feathers can also turn yellow due to excess moisture. This can be caused by frequent rains, excessive watering, or naturally high soil moisture.


Pests are often the cause of plant decline. To find out if they are causing the garlic to turn yellow, you need to take one head out of the ground and check it for rot and mold. If there is such damage, you should treat the plants for pests.

Lack of nutrients

If you haven't fertilized your garlic enough or planted it in poor soil, it probably just doesn't have enough nutrients. To cope with this problem, you can mulch the soil with manure or humus, sprinkle ash on the beds, or treat them with urea. Depleted soil is also fertilized with potassium sulfate.

In the spring, it also does not hurt to fertilize the soil with dolomite flour.

How to fertilize garlic

To avoid yellowing of the garlic, you need to fertilize it properly in the spring. The first fertilizer should be applied in late March or early April. This is when the plants need nitrogen, so you can use urea or ammonium nitrate.

Then a second fertilization should take place two weeks later, and a third in June if the plant needs it. For this purpose, you can use nitroammophoska, because it contains potassium, sulfur, nitrogen, and phosphorus.

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