Posted: 08/12/2011 at 21:24
Hi, I live in south east near the coast so mild but I always plant garlic (onions/shallots also) direct in the ground and garlic especially does really well. They say that garlic needs a period of cold for the bulb to 'clove'. I think that is so as this summers crop was fantastic after the last cold winter. I have had a crop of just larger bulbs, no cloves formed before now. I would get it out before the ground gets frozen.