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Talkback: How to grow garlic

Posted: 25/01/2012 at 23:22

Garlic is ready for harvesting once the leaves start to go brown & die back - usually summer.

BTW, garlic cloves need a period of cold before growth to ensure they divide well - I leave mine in the veg drawer of the fridge for a week or two before planting. And I plant them a couple of inches into the ground - if you're planting a lot make a small dibber - it saves wear on your poor finger!

Talkback: How to grow garlic

Posted: 25/01/2012 at 23:15
Don't worry about the cold - but the ground you're growing in matters. If it's claggy clay, delay planting until Feb or March. If sandy, autumn or winter should be OK.

It's more reliable to grow cloves intended for British weather, ie, from UK seed catalogs. They're expensive initially but you can always save some of your cloves for planting next year.

Talkback: How to grow garlic

Posted: 25/01/2012 at 23:10
Pointy end up.

Talkback: How to grow garlic

Posted: 25/01/2012 at 23:08
Just break off the bud as soon as you see it. These bulbs I just keep for use, not for seed.

No idea why they bury themselves deeply but I guess it's probably to get a good moisture supply.
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