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aparker155

  • Joined Jun 2009
Re: Garlic - Sow in Spring or Autumn?
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2009, 12:36:02 pm »

I read this post last week having never heard of the non-spliting garlic phenomenon before and then this weekend accidentally dug up 2 of my garlics whilst weeding and they were just very large single bulbs (a bit like the giant spring onions you can get) - I wasn't very organised this year and so didn't plant the garlic until late spring (I planted at the same time as my potatoes so I'm sure the risk of frost had passed).

Oh well lesson learned!!

Rumpleteazer

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Lincolnshire
Re: Garlic - Sow in Spring or Autumn?
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2009, 02:17:09 pm »
I have just had the same - never happened before and I have always planted in Spring!! Maybe I will try and plant the next lot in autumn/winter. Actually, I probably should have left the ones I dug up in the ground - too late now!

sellickbhoy

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Muiravonside, near Linlithgow
Re: Garlic - Sow in Spring or Autumn?
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2009, 02:45:17 pm »
i don't like to say "i told you so" but hey, "I TOLD YOU SO!!!"

not to worry, you can still eat it!!

hexhammeasure

  • Joined Jun 2008
    • golocal food
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Re: Garlic - Sow in Spring or Autumn?
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2009, 09:19:03 pm »
if you have a garlic 'bulb that hasn't split just top and tail it and pop it in a warm oven for 20 minutes and you can use it as a garlic side veg. its similar to a roasted onion just garlicky
Ian

sellickbhoy

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Muiravonside, near Linlithgow
Re: Garlic - Sow in Spring or Autumn?
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2009, 10:11:50 pm »
i lifted 13 garlic bulbs today

they were planted in November, and they've come up great!! nice bulbs - not huge, but a good size (bigger than the ones form the Nairn Garlic Company in Tesco!!)

the whole garden now smells of garlic - it's great

they are drying away now and i'll pop them in a wee net and hang them up in the shed to keep.

I've eaten 2 that i lifted last week. they were gorgeous.

This year, i think i'm gonna start some off a bit earlier, maybe in early october - should give them a bit of a start before the permafrost settles in.

I planted 50 cloves this year, 48 came good. next year, i think i'll be aiming for closer to 150 cloves!

I do like my garlic!

sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Garlic - Sow in Spring or Autumn?
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2009, 12:23:27 pm »
Lifted all our garlic at the weekned and was surprised at just how well its come on. I had some in a garden container and when I lifted them was dissappointed at how tiny they were. The garden ones are great. ;D

 

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