|Winter Growing on the Allotment - Garlic|
Garlic is a crop that can be planted in late Autumn or early Winter - in fact it should go in the ground then, not in Spring, as it needs a long time to grow.
The plants are Winter hardy and can grow on through the season.
One old saying goes:
"Plant on the shortest day, harvest on the longest day."
In previous years I've planted my garlic out in November or December - but have had limited success with growing it on. My harvests have been small - with the bulbs often not fully developed and split into garlic cloves.
This may be because of the mild Cornish Winters - I read somewhere that the plants need a dose of really cold weather to help the bulbs to split and form cloves. It may also be because (as ever) - I've been cheapskating - saving money by buying my bulbs from the greengrocers, rather than a reputable (but relatively expensive) seed supplier.
|Winter Growing on the Allotment - Garlic - Planting|
|Winter Growing on the Allotment - Garlic - November|
|Winter Growing on the Allotment - Garlic - February|
Things are moving on into Spring fast though. I've just ordered my First Early Seed Potatoes and Broad Bean Seeds. I hope to get those in the ground next weekend.
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