Garlic Harvested!!! Woo hoo what a crop!

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Re: Garlic Harvested!!! Woo hoo what a crop!
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2010, 09:56 »
Brilliant crop  :D  All that garlic. Wow  :ohmy: 

My first three have been white with rot, awaiting the rest with bated breath (pardon the pun)  :D

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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2010, 10:46 »
I've just rung the Real Garlicky Company who took my details and will ring me when the garlic is ready to order.  V. excited now, I feel I'm moving to the more exotic! :lol:

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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2010, 10:53 »
Amazing!! What are the allotment rules?

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Re: Garlic Harvested!!! Woo hoo what a crop!
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2010, 11:11 »
I've just rung the Real Garlicky Company who took my details and will ring me when the garlic is ready to order.  V. excited now, I feel I'm moving to the more exotic! :lol:

A good source doesn't always result in a good crop  :(

Mine was also music from the R.G.C. (who I cant recommend highly enough) but didn't do so well. http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=60068.0
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Re: Garlic Harvested!!! Woo hoo what a crop!
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2010, 11:14 »
A good source doesn't always result in a good crop  :(

Ah, but if I don't try, I'll never know! :)

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Re: Garlic Harvested!!! Woo hoo what a crop!
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2010, 12:28 »

I've also had a fab garlic crop this year, just finished lifting yesterday. Approx. 100 cloves, all came on OK, no rot, some even came through as "twins" so I've probably got more bulbs than the cloves I started with!

No photos, SGs are too good, and all mine affected by rust, so so nowhere near as photogenic!! All bulbs good though, some nearly fist sized. Think mine were "Solent Wight" and Abigsenian"...will go and check.

Am trying "elephant Garlic" next season...

Phill :) :)

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Re: Garlic Harvested!!! Woo hoo what a crop!
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2010, 12:32 »
Tried elephant garlic once.

That says it all.

In my opinion it's wonderful looking, but tasteless stuff.


But that's my view.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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Re: Garlic Harvested!!! Woo hoo what a crop!
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2010, 13:18 »
Mine is looking good from what I can tell.  However, I pulled one around 3 weeks ago (couldnt wait!) and, whilst it was a decent size and healthy, it hadnt split into cloves.  Should they have split by now?  Planted sets in November.

I need to get them out to make space for my kale and PSB!!

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Re: Garlic Harvested!!! Woo hoo what a crop!
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2010, 13:28 »
Fantastic Garlic. Quite a result there. I look forward to seeing the expanded garlic farm next year.  ;)

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Re: Garlic Harvested!!! Woo hoo what a crop!
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2010, 15:13 »
WOW! That is some impressive garlic. i know this sounds daft, but i've never thought about growing garlic and we love eating the stuff. going to read up on it and plant

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Re: Garlic Harvested!!! Woo hoo what a crop!
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2010, 10:24 »
A great crop Sadgit and good sized bulbs.

We've had a successful crop and whilst I didn't take note of the varieties planted last year, I do keep a diary now for future refernece. I would say that having spent all that time over-wintering the crop, we wondered about the merits of doing this over leaving the ground to rest and planting in the spring (Same applying to onions and broad beans). The harvested bulbs are equivalent in size to the small bulbs you would get in the supermarket.

Or am I being too optimistic over what one can achieve growing on the west coast of Scotland?
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Re: Garlic Harvested!!! Woo hoo what a crop!
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2010, 10:42 »
yes elephant garlic, for me, is tasteless but it does look impressive. But roasted "normal" garlic (whole bulb) is a heavenly starter in itself with some olive oil and good bread.That yummy sweet, sticky texture it goes to after roasting is phenomenal. A wonderfully nice way to use up any glut.
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Re: Garlic Harvested!!! Woo hoo what a crop!
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2010, 17:13 »
Elephant garlic is actually a misnomer as it's more closely related to leeks, hence the milder flavour. I too tried it....once.

Mostly I grow the variety Music as it's good for my area. I've tried quite a few other varieties but found they didn't keep well for me or for any length of time. Growers have better storage facilities which is why they'll have them. Hope to get to our annual garlic festival this year and try out yet a few more varieties. This year I won't buy a pound each of seed.  ::)



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