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Total failure with my garlic 2 years running. I plant the cloves, they sprout and appear to grow well but when they are ready for harvesting (now - July) the below-ground growth is minimal - tiny little bulbs of garlic. What am I doing wrong?



Where are you sourcing the garlic from? Shop bought garlic may be a variety that does not grow well in the UK. You also need to feed and water them well. Frost helps to segment with cloves.

If you are using small cloves or bulbils from the scape (the flower stalk that grows and contains lots small cloves) then those take 2 plus years to grow into a decent clove.

20 Jul, 2014

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