Plant gar­lic

Garden News (UK) - - What to do -

You can plant cer­tain va­ri­eties of gar­lic in early spring, of course, but as gar­lic needs a chill­ing pe­riod to thrive, au­tumn plant­ing is tra­di­tional. Add some com­post and gen­eral fer­tiliser to your plant­ing spot, which should be in a sunny, well-drain­ing spot. In the ground space cloves 15cm (6in) apart, closer if in pots or grow­bags, and 2.5cm (1in) deep, point­ing up­wards. On heavy, wet soils you can plant cloves in mod­ules to plant out later in spring. Ex­pert grow­ers The Gar­lic Farm (www.the­gar­lic­farm.co.uk) has a gar­lic grower’s pack for £34.95 with tools, ac­ces­sories, fer­tiliser and seven va­ri­eties to grow, in­clud­ing ele­phant gar­lic.

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