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24/11/2011 at 15:27
I have heard that you can leave garlic in the ground too long. What is the correct time, and how do I know when to harvest for best results.
24/11/2011 at 15:27
It's great to see the planting and harvesting of garlic but I never know how you tell when they are ready for harvesting?
24/11/2011 at 15:27
I believe you wait until the plant has flowered and the leaves have withered, then it is right to harvest. Haven't done it myself yet though as this is my first year growing garlic!
24/11/2011 at 15:28
I love both wild and bulb garlic...but this has inspired me to try growing it myself!
31/03/2012 at 18:48
The adverts are ridiculous, one 20 seconds then just a longer version of the same damn advert which was 40 seconds. 60 seconds of ads to watch a 43 second clip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get a life gardeners world and stop wasting mine.
31/03/2012 at 19:47

I have grown garlic for a few years now.  I plant in October/November and overwinter.  It has appeared now.  When the leaves go yellow I investigate to see how the bulb looks and if O.K. I harvest and hang up to dry.  Some people eat it 'green' and others prefer it dried.  I keep it overwinter in a dark cupboard (the odd bulb in the fridge as I use it) and I am just on my last bulb now.  I am no expert.  Just plant it and wait. I think you can plant it anytime.  Not sure. 

16/04/2012 at 09:57
I left my garlic in a raised bed overwinter, and have now found that each bulb has divided into at least 10 smaller bulbs, each one is like a spring onion, I am going to try and grow them on again and see what happens, hopefully I will get lots of garlic,
Q. has anyone else tried this and does it work OK ?.
23/05/2012 at 10:33

We planted "Isle of Wight" garlic in late Oct. Grown well and tall BUT not divided. Any ideas??

nb Live in Hampshire and planted in well manured soil.

24/05/2012 at 01:01

Garlic is not normally ready to harvest until July. When the foliage goes yellow and dries off.

 Graham, you should have harvested your garlic last summer.  If you leave the bulb in the ground over-winter each clove will grow in the spring, and you will get a clump of garlic.  Not really much use in the kitchen as the cloves will be fiddly to peel.

Normal bulbs, like the ones in the supermarket are grown from one clove.

15/08/2013 at 18:57
Seen the advert three times now, given up. Sorry Monty!
16/08/2013 at 12:24
I never saw the harvesting garlic bit - only 'this is Birmingham' ad - 3 times over!!!
16/08/2013 at 13:50
Taff im told if the garlic stays in one bulb its due to not enough cold,we always plant in Oct /Nov colder the better it seems, i even for a laugh planted a sainsburys one last year and it grew just nicely a bit small but very strong (solent i think it was)im trying elephant this winter
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