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bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:15 pm    Post subject: Nows the time to plant your garlic  Reply with quote

And according to my old mate Flatiron at full moon.

I've got a raised bed to fill with fresh soil for them, so as well as what variety to sow, I'm also wondering if anyone has any tips as to what sort of bed I need to prepare for them?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All you ever wanted to know from the RHS

When in doubt that's the website to consult. Or Dr Hessayon's book Be your own vegetable expert!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Christine, have you turned your hand at Garlic?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course - both common and elephant and usually get good crops (usually being the weather of course).
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Planted the garlic a couple of weeks ago. We usually have enough for a years worth from half a dozen bulbs. Also grow Elephant garlic but treat it like a leek rather than garlic, plant the seed in February to harvest late in the year. I always let one go to seed for next year(actually year after next)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YUCK  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We grow a couple of hundred bulbs a year.

Garlic strings by British Red, on Flickr

Garlic by British Red, on Flickr

My only tips are a fine tilth, a rich fertile soil and not too wet.

We have been selectively replanting for ten years now, and get great results from our own saved hard neck strain

Garlic in hand by British Red, on Flickr

Anything we can do to help, shout
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you eat all that you really won't have trouble with the vampires.  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, they really do look good. I never get anything near that sort of size
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well drained but REALLY fertile soil - several inches of manure worked in for several years in a row. Also I plant in early October so they get a good root system before they go dormant


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