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Planting Garlic started off in pots

Person Author: Gavin Conway Calender December 30, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment No Comments
garlic bulbil 1_rs

I never seem to be ready for planting my garlic directly in the plot in Oct / Nov each year so I start them in pots. Then when they have sprouted and started growing and the plot is ready I then plant them out (weather permitting). It is probably best to sow directly so you don't disturb when planting out but if one's plot is not ready there is no choice but to start them off in pots. Pics showing my tiny new bulbils with two normal cloves, last year bulbils and cloves ready for planting into pots in October.              I always keep some of the biggest cloves for planting out before I make garlic oil or freeze the rest. I also buy or scrounge named varieties on occasions. People say they also plant supermarket garlic - this is ok if its English grown but not if it's fro

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Growing Garlic.

Person Author: Helen Fowler Calender October 6, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment 1 Comment
08 Garlic Bulb

Garlic has a long history of human cultivation of more than 7,000 years, and was well know to the Ancient Egyptians. It is a native of central Asia and has long been established in the Mediterranean. It's popularity has spread across the world. Garlic came to Britain with the Romans and has always been cultivated here. Garlic's big rise in popularity here, began when we Brits started to travel abroad on package tours. On returning home, folks wanted to recreate the wonderful tastes and flavours of the holiday. Then grew the trend for a 'take-away' resulting in a big rise in the number of Italian, Chinese and Indian restaurants and take-away's and garlic was here to stay. It is now a kitchen staple in most British homes. Garlic is part of the Allium family, along with leeks, onions and c

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