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elephant garlic
« on: November 30, 2014, 13:45 »
Hi ,i have been given 6 elephant garlic cloves which are in small pots in the greenhouse and showing roots.Shall I treat them the same as my other garlics which are now planted outside,or do they need another approach I tried one last year but it wasn't a very good result.Cheers  :unsure:

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Re: elephant garlic
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2014, 14:25 »
When you say "wasn't a very good result", do you mean in terms of the size, or the flavour?

Elephant "garlic" is not true garlic. It has a very mild flavour and is a relative of the leek. The one time I grew them, I treated them as proper garlic. The size was good, but the flavour was lacking. They never made it to my growing list again.
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: elephant garlic
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2014, 18:00 »
The size and flavour were both lacking ,if the same happens this year I won't bother again but it's a challenge.

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Re: elephant garlic
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2014, 20:05 »
You'll never get a lot of flavour, that's the nature of it, but it does appeal to some pallets.



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