Garlic varieties autumn planting

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Garlic varieties autumn planting
« on: October 12, 2017, 18:13 »
Just pressed pay on 4 bulbs of Provence WIght. I  did Lyubasha and Picardy Wight last year, LYubasha did not do well, Picardy Wight was small.  What do other allotmenteers like to grow?

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Re: Garlic varieties autumn planting
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 18:37 »
I like Early Purple Wight, ready from the end of May
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Re: Garlic varieties autumn planting
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 18:45 »
Thanks mumofstig, it's good to get a recommendation!

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Re: Garlic varieties autumn planting
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 19:21 »
Just potted 120 cloves of Music in the shed, they go into the garden March-April.
             regards Mick

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Re: Garlic varieties autumn planting
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 19:22 »
Iberian white always does well for me, but not Solent White.
I guess it depends on your soil and area conditions. Stick with what works well for you.

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Re: Garlic varieties autumn planting
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 19:59 »
Just potted 120 cloves of Music in the shed, they go into the garden March-April.
             regards Mick

Don't believe in faffing. I only plant mine once. They are already in the ground and there they will stay until harvest. They need the spells of cold (if we get any) in order to clove. Garlic does not need molly-coddling!
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: Garlic varieties autumn planting
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 20:34 »
I like elephant garlic :wub:
Hurray finally retired
two plots now 31A and 35A

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Re: Garlic varieties autumn planting
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 21:48 »
Interesting DD. I thought that a good thick bulb depended on a fairly warm spring. Hence the splendid bulbs you see in the south of France.

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Re: Garlic varieties autumn planting
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2017, 21:54 »
I like elephant garlic :wub:

Elephant garlic is not true garlic and is related to the leek.

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Re: Garlic varieties autumn planting
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2017, 22:00 »
Interesting DD. I thought that a good thick bulb depended on a fairly warm spring. Hence the splendid bulbs you see in the south of France.

What you're growing is a softneck variety, which is more suited to warmer climes. What chumpy7 is growing is a hardneck variety, which needs a period of 1-2 months at a low temperature in order to divide into cloves.

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Re: Garlic varieties autumn planting
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2017, 22:26 »
Even I have to order mine online this year as we can only get to the Garlic Farm if we go all round the houses as the bridge just before it at Newchurch has been deemed unsafe and the road shut.   :nowink:

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Re: Garlic varieties autumn planting
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2017, 08:50 »
Marco for me always does well on my ground planted mid November.
Optimism probably a gardeners best tool.

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Re: Garlic varieties autumn planting
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2017, 09:07 »
Online prices for seed garlic seem to be about 4 times higher than a supermarket bulb, so this year I'm experimenting with a supermarket variety.

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Re: Garlic varieties autumn planting
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2017, 09:31 »
Online prices for seed garlic seem to be about 4 times higher than a supermarket bulb, so this year I'm experimenting with a supermarket variety.

Good luck, but a few things to bear in mind -
Is it worth the risk of bringing onion white rot onto your plot, to save a few pounds?
Are you are expecting varieties grown in Spain and China to grow as well in our climate?

Rather than look on-line - they are usually less expensive in your local garden centre..

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Re: Garlic varieties autumn planting
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2017, 11:21 »
Online prices for seed garlic seem to be about 4 times higher than a supermarket bulb, so this year I'm experimenting with a supermarket variety.

Good luck, but a few things to bear in mind -
Is it worth the risk of bringing onion white rot onto your plot, to save a few pounds?
Are you are expecting varieties grown in Spain and China to grow as well in our climate?

Rather than look on-line - they are usually less expensive in your local garden centre..

Absolutely. Just like using potatoes from the supermarket. To save a few pennies, people seem willing to take a lot of risks.



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