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The earlier your garlic goes in, the bigger the yield.
Before planting cloves, work a general garden fertiliser high in potash into the soil. Garlic will rot in wet soil, so plant in raised beds or large containers if your soil is frequently soggy. Sandy loam is ideal, although a free-draining clay soil will work. Plant cloves in a compost-enriched soil about 5cm deep and 10-15cm apart.