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Gardens Illustrated Magazine - - Dig In News -

There are plenty of gar­den jobs to do this month, in­clud­ing plant­ing out gar­lic to har­vest next sum­mer. Colin Boswell from The Gar­lic Farm on the Isle of Wight rec­om­mends Al­lium sa­tivum ‘Early Pur­ple Wight’ and ‘Provence Wight’ to plant now. “Plant­ing in au­tumn will give your gar­lic its best op­por­tu­nity to make good roots be­fore spring,” he says. “Dig to at least a spade’s depth. In­cor­po­rat­ing well-rot­ted or­ganic mat­ter to im­prove heavy soil is ben­e­fi­cial, but avoid strong, fresh dung as it can pro­vide an ex­cess of ni­tro­gen. And don’t be tempted to crack gar­lic seed bulbs into cloves un­til the day of plant­ing; it will only stim­u­late them into growth too early.” Prices start at £5.95 for two bulbs. the­gar­lic­farm.co.uk

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