Posted: 19/04/2013 at 12:19
I plant the garlic out as soon or as near to as soon as poss., after they're starting to sprout. I have some, in pots out in the green house right now, and as the weather is improving right now, I shall have to get them in the ground before it warms up too much. As for 'the right time',
It all depends on where you are in the country. I am up in Northumberland, and the growing season is much shorter that down south. Perhaps about 6 to 8 weeks behind, and shorter season accordingly. As this year has been all 'roots up' with the 6 month winter we've had, I really do not expect too much from the lotty at all ! This year will be relegated to a learning curve, lost seeds, failed compost and good exercise !
Good luck with whatever you do, you'll need it !
Cold frames ! THAT'S the answer !!