a time for Gar­lic

Landscape (UK) - - In the Garden -

Oc­to­ber is a good time of year to start plant­ing gar­lic, which re­quires a cold pe­riod to grow well. It also en­ables the roots to be­come strong be­fore leaves are put out in spring. Bulbs can be ob­tained from a garden cen­tre and re­quire lit­tle up­keep when grown in the right con­di­tions. They pre­fer well-drained soil in full sun. Cloves are planted point-end up, spaced ap­prox­i­mately 6in (15cm) apart, at a depth of 2in (5cm). They should be pro­tected with fleece or a cloche in a cold snap.

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