Most of the garlic has now been harvested with just some of the later planted Solent Wight remaining in the ground for another couple of weeks. This means we now have new season elephant garlic and a variety of other garlic types available to order online or purchase in the farm shop. In just a week or so the garlic will be dry enough for plaiting and grapping and our chief plaiter Gilles will be very busy braiding the garlic into those renowned plaits that hang in the kitchen for the next 9 months or so.
The farm is now a hive of activity with lots of visitors enjoying the farm walks, tractor trailer tours, garlic taste experience and dining in the restauarant (check opening times and view the summer menu). The farm makes for a great family day out and Kids are loving the garlic bread making workshops and hunting for the garlic fairies dotted around the farm.
Those interested in growing garlic can now pre order online for delivery in September. If you have yet to grow garlic we offer everything you need to get started growing your own garlic crop. Our complete garlic growing intruction booklet, garlic fertiliser and the very best garlic seed will give you the optimum chance for harvesting a bumper crop next summer.
Holidays on the Garlic Farm are also in full swing and all of our self catering holiday cottages including our new luxury glamping yurt are now fully booked until mid September. Guests to the farm are enjoying discounts in the farm shop and restaurant, discounted ferry crossings, use of our private tennis court and football pitch, private fishing lakes and all of the beautiful walks and cycling just on the doorstep.
Follow us on our social media pages to get up to date information on what's happening at the farm and events we are attending. This is also the place where you can ask questions about growing garlic and discuss any issues you may have come across like garlic diseases, rust, what type of soil to grow your garlic in or anything else you can think of garlic related.