It's October and it's time to start planting your garlic. Here's a quick reminder of what you need to do:
·Break the garlic bulb into cloves just before planting, no longer.
·Plant small cloves at 4"/100mm and larger cloves at 6"/150mm in rows 16"/40cm apart
·Plant with 1"-2"/25-50mm of soil on top no more
·Choose a large Mediterranean type Provence Wight and a heritage hardneck Caulk Wight, Lubasha Wight or Porcelain Wight perhaps. The Heritage hardneck grows scapes (flowering spikes that you snap off to improve bulb size when they appear and can then use in stir-fries) and with its strength of flavour, it makes the best garlic bread.
·Use a fertiliser designed for garlic our Garlic Farm fertiliser
pots are perfect digging in half into the seedbed before planting and hoeing half in around the plants in February/March.
And that's all there is to it....almost! For more detailed garlic growing instructions you can take a look at our garlic growing pages. For even more in depth knowledge our Garlic Farm Growing Guide is available for just £3.75.
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