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How to harvest garlic


Monty Don demonstrates how to lift garlic without damaging the bulbs, offering tips for drying and storing.
Do it: summer

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Denzle43 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.

georgie 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?

highlandhare 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!

Lingdada 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I love both wild and bulb garlic...but this has inspired me to try growing it myself!

jack daniels 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.

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