Posted: 15/02/2012 at 19:21
I always start garlic off in late autumn and pick in summer the next year. Stored in my cool shed I have garlic all year from a 1 x 5m bed and I eat garlic every day. Only use the big fat cloves and soak overnight. Then leave folded in a damp tea towel for a couple of days. Plant out in a fine soil just below the surface. 4 inches of snow covering in January when the plants are 8 inches tall does them no harm at all. I always keep the plants well weeded and I trim off the straggling leaves that touch the ground.