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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:51 pm    Post subject: Garlic Reply with quote

Anyone any idea why Garlic won"t grow for me? I have perfect Onions and all sorts of Veg, but Garlic, it laughs at my best. I grow from certified bulbs and do all by the instructions, and end up with hundreds of little cloves, Not one big bulb, please educate me.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may not be planting the bulbs deep enough or planting in time . Plant in early Spring or even in the Autumn and allow it to overwinter in the ground. Contrary to what many believe it does require plenty sunlight, good drainage and no weeds.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael, depth may have been the problem, (Not enough) Different books AND packets give different depths, will try at 3inch as per a reply I found on the search engine from yourself, Thanks. (In the Autumn)
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sow your garlic in November to allow for better root development before spring growth kicks in.
Also, if your soil is a heavy clay soil (sticks to your boots when wet) i would recommend added a small amount of sand to the base of planting hole before sowing each clove. this reduces the chance of the cloves rotting over the winter months,
And finally; the bigger the clove you sow, generally the bigger the garlic bulbs is at harvest.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all.
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