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Yorky
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 2:52 pm    Post subject: Transplanting wild garlic Reply with quote

When is the best time to transplant wild garlic bulbs/plants? I use lots of it every year - salads and pesto.

It's for planting an old hen pen which is a mix of soil / hen manure/ gravel and is a mass of weeds which I mow occasionally.

There's a greenhouse in the middle of the pen and I'd like to have it surrounded by wild garlic Smile

I realise it can take over.

Does anyone know how / when to transplant it?
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it depends on how the wild garlic is doing where you live. Like any bulb, after flowering and the leaves have died off, the strength is in the bulb. Transplant then. Nb It is a criminal offence to take a bulb from the wild.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tippben wrote:
Well, it depends on how the wild garlic is doing where you live. Like any bulb, after flowering and the leaves have died off, the strength is in the bulb. Transplant then. Nb It is a criminal offence to take a bulb from the wild.


Thank you - that would be in the summer then?

It's flourishing and will be taken from a private woods.

What size clumps be dug up and if so, how many bulbs should be planted per square metre?
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As big as you can lift and as many as you can fit in.
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