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Garlic before planting


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Garlic before planting

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Peter,your photo shows the garlic sitting on top of the soil,is this the way you leave them to grow ?And is October the correct time to sow them please ?

9 Sep, 2008


Hi Vera,

This was taken just before I sowed the garlic. I laid the individual cloves out before digging holes for them so I knew that they were spaced evenly. I planted the cloves about 1-2 inches deep.

The garlic I bought (Thermidrome) just said to plant in Autumn, so October's fine and we're cooking with the harvest from the bulbs photo at the moment :o)

If you're planting garlic, you'll be better off buying garlic to grow from a garden centre. The garlic from supermarkets is normally from warmer climates and won't grow successfully in the UK.

I hope that helps :o)

9 Sep, 2008

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