Elephant Garlic

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chris mutter

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Elephant Garlic
« on: October 27, 2020, 20:42 »
The Bulbs I planted mid September have started showing through the soil, IS this normal ??, will the Garlic come to the surface and when will they be ready. Thank You Chris.

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Blewit

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Re: Elephant Garlic
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2020, 07:19 »
Hi Chris, the cloves you planted shouldn't be coming to the surface but they will show green shoots. If you can see the cloves maybe cover them with an inch or two of compost or earth, the shoots will still find their way through.
The bulbs will be ready to harvest next August but if you have plenty and don't necessarily need all of them the garlic greens (once big enough) can be chopped back to an inch above ground level and used in risotto, stir-fry etc. Each plant should produce at least two cuttings per season and the bulbs can be left in situ as a permanent veg.

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chris mutter

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Re: Elephant Garlic
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2020, 15:55 »
Thank you for the reply Blewit I did wonder as the information said Sept Oct planting, think I expected them to lie dormant, quite surprised to see shoots. Thank You again.

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Ema

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Re: Elephant Garlic
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2020, 14:37 »
Itís been quite warm so Iím not surprised they are still growing.

They are quite frost hardy but you can always give them a mulch.



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