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    The Garlic Growers Calendar

September

Prepare soil for planting:
Softneck: Rhapsody Wight
Hardneck: Elephant Garlic

October & November

Autumn variety planting begins


Softneck: Maddock, Picardy, Provence, Solent, Mersley, Rhapsody

Hardneck: Extra Early, Kingsland, Carcassonne, Lubasha, Porcelain, Eschalote Grise, Elephant

December

LAST CHANCE FOR AUTUMN PLANTING VARIETIES

January

Spring planting:
Solent Wight, Mersley Wight, Picardy Wight, Elephant

February

Spring planting continues:

Apply Sulphate of Potash

March

Spring planting continues: Fertilise crop and weed

LAST CHANCE FOR PLANTING SPRING VARIETIES

April

Water crop & fertilise where necessary

May

Weeding & Watering
Continue rust protection

Harvest Green Garlic: Rhapsody Wight

Harvest Extra Early Wight

June & July - Harvest Month

June: Extra Early Wight, Maddock Wight, Provence, Carcassone, Kingsland, Eschalote Grise, Elephant Garlic


July: Lubasha, Porcelain, Picardy, Mersley & Solent Wights

August

GET PLAITING,
GRAPPING AND EATING!!