Growing Calendar for Garlic Heritage Collection
Delivery: Mid 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 Red Duke is a beautiful hardneck with red cloves. It originates from Moravia, Czech Republic and has good strength of flavour and has far superior white skin cover which is a harder, more durable garlic for the UK climate. It has a particularly strong garlic flavour and scent.
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.
Garlic Caulk Wight Expertly selected to give you reliable and attractive purple-striped garlic from as early as June. Proven to grow particularly well in the UK, Caulk survives winter temperatures down to 20C° (68°F) for your peace of mind.
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.
the bulbs look healthy and they are now planted
Good sized bulbs, hoping for equally good sized crop.
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