Growing Calendar for Spring Planting Garlic Bulb Duo Pack
Delivery: Mid January to Late April
Our Spring Planting Garlic Bulbs Duo Pack consists of 1 pack each of Solent Wight and Lautrec Wight.
Garlic Solent Wight - Solent Wight Garlic bulbs are superb. A softneck Garlic, producing large, top quality bulbs. If the cloves are planted early, mature bulbs will be ready to lift and use from July. This variety produces garlic that has an exceptional bouquet, full of depth and flavour. Kept cool and dry, the bulbs will store for months.
Garlic Lautrec Wight - A classic hardneck variety, originally from south-west France, but grown for us on the Isle of Wight. The white skinned, deep pink cloves have a smooth, almost creamy flavour. This variety is the one considered by many to provide the ultimate garlic experience.
Starting Spring-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.
Far too many of the garlic bulbs I received were very soft and squashy - needless to say that although I still planted those, they have not sprouted. Poor quality control check.
Growing well at the allotment
now growing nicely very good
If you thought you didn't like the taste of Garlic, think again! Elephant garlic produces huge, delicious bulbs which are excellent when served roasted and marinated with butter and olive oil.
Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
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
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