Plant more gar­lic now

Garden News (UK) - - What To Do This Week! -

Gar­lic planted in au­tumn needs an eye kept on it – birds can dig up bulbs, wind or frost can rock plant stems and heavy rain can sat­u­rate and en­cour­age rot if the soil isn’t drain­ing enough. If all isn’t well with your crop, there’s plenty of time to plant some more now. And you may just want to get an­other va­ri­ety go­ing any­way. Plant cloves in a well-im­proved, free-drain­ing, sunny spot with their tips be­low the soil sur­face, or plant one clove per mod­ule or pot and grow on in a cold frame be­fore plant­ing out later. Try ‘Solent Wight’ from www.the­gar­lic­farm.co.uk.

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