Posted: 27/07/2016 at 12:42
I have grown some garlic on my allotment this year, but unfortunately have suffered rust. I also had rust on my leeks in the allotment last year (grown in different places).
I do like garlic, so I am thinking about just growing it in pots in the back garden next year.
I have two questions - am I okay to dry the rusty garlic in the shed? Does rust only survive in soil, rather than air? I am just concerned that spores might get on tools, pots etc in the shed and contaminate next years crops, or am I being silly?!
Secondly, can I use cloves from this years garlic that I have grown to grow more next year? I have read that the bulbs themselves do not carry the fungus.
Any other relevant advice/tips are much appreciated. Thanks!