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« on: August 02, 2019, 10:01:46 PM »

I want to plant garlic in our garden in a 9mx9m area and I need advice. Are there any garlic experts here?
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2019, 06:16:27 AM »

81m2

Is there a major vampire problem near you?
Good soil, split the cloves, plant with just the tips showing, we always planted in Autumn. 6 inches each way for ease of weeding.
Er that's it .
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2019, 06:56:31 AM »

It's  mighty good stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2019, 07:57:59 AM »

81m2

Is there a major vampire problem near you?
Good soil, split the cloves, plant with just the tips showing, we always planted in Autumn. 6 inches each way for ease of weeding.
Er that's it .
Good luck

Thanks. Was thinking of drying and selling garlic next year.

Any recommendations on varieties of garlic?

Our soil is heavily alkaline.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2019, 10:10:10 AM »

Used to just pick up good plump cloves from the local market, which for home consumption was way cheaper than buying professionally  produced and certified  cloves. Same thing for shallots. Had the same banana shallots for 10 years.
There is a lot of garlic production on the Isle of Wight which is chalky and alkaline. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2019, 08:44:10 PM »

81m2

Is there a major vampire problem near you?
Good soil, split the cloves, plant with just the tips showing, we always planted in Autumn. 6 inches each way for ease of weeding.
Er that's it .
Good luck

Thanks. Was thinking of drying and selling garlic next year.



Any recommendations on varieties of garlic?

Our soil is heavily alkaline.

If your looking to grow commercially I would suggest growing in a polytunnel.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2019, 11:19:51 PM »

Provence Wight produces large cloves, which from a practical point make life easier. They also store well. You only have to buy them once. Plant in November. A dash of sulphate of potash in the spring along with perhaps some chicken manure pellets. Other than that not much feeding required. In some areas garlic will suffer from rust every year but doesn't affect the crop.
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