How to plant garlic in autumn

Grow your own delicious garlic cloves by planting in autumn. Monty takes you through this simple process.

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Sep, Oct

In this Gardeners' World video guide, Monty Don shows you how to plant three types of garlic – elephant garlic, softneck garlic ('Therador') and hardneck garlic ('Sprint'). Watch now to find out the differences between each type, as well as how to plant the cloves, including the all-important planting depth. Monty also shows you how to temporarily make use of the space between the garlic rows by planting quick-growing rocket.


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