Growing Calendar for Garlic Heritage Collection
Delivery: Late September to Late December
This Garlic Heritage Collection contains unusual and delicious varieties that are guaranteed to add that special touch to your meals.
Garlic Bohemian Rose is an autumn planting variety that comes from the north of Bohemia near to Prague. The slightly purple cloves have a creamy appearance. Leaves over a metre high!
Garlic Mikulov produces violet coloured bulbs with approximately 6 very large cloves. A ‘noble’ flavoured autumn planting garlic from the beautiful southern Moravian town of Mikulov.
Red Duke shows an intermediate resistance to rust in trials and has vigorous green leaves and growth habit, which until the last month of growth shows no sign of virus or botrytis. Can be planted 15-18cm apart from October through to January and typically produces bulbs in excess of 60mm at harvest.
Starting Autumn-planting Garlic
Choose a sunny site and soil that is well drained. Incorporating bulky compost into the soil before planting will increase fertility and nutrient levels as well as improve the soil texture to make it more well-draining but at the same time adequately moisture-retentive. Garlics do not thrive in acid soils so adding lime is advisable to raise the pH and create a more alkaline soil. Plant cloves of garlic 15cm (6in) apart about 5-7cm (2-3in) deep and if planting in more than one row 30cm (12in) between rows. Plant cloves are little shallower in clay soils, but if the soil is nicely worked and well-textured plant at 5-10cm (2-4in). Water well. Consider growing under black polythene, which suppresses emerging weeds. Ridding weeds by hoeing later in the season may damage the bulb heads neat the surface of the soil.
already growing, bulbs looked to be healthy
Excellent plump bulbs, blemish-free
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We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days