Plant garlic in rows in any well drained soil in full sun. It is important that the soil does not become waterlogged so incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to improve drainage and feed the soil. On particularly heavy soils, grow garlic in raised beds. Carefully split the bulb into individual cloves. Plant each clove at a depth of 2cm (1") below the surface of the soil and 10cm (4") apart, leaving 45cm (18") between each row.
Weed rows of garlic regularly and protect crops from birds by covering them with netting. Garlic is undemanding and will only require watering during particularly dry periods. Harvest garlic from July, when the leaves begin to turn yellow, by loosening them from the ground with a trowel. Gently wash and dry garlic bulbs, then place them in a warm dry position to dry out, prior to storing them. Bulbs can then be stored in good condition for up to 3 months.
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Expensive but worth it (just!)
By Savvas Neophytou 06-10-2010
This is an excellent product and have tried this in a variety of soils, from back garden raised bed to allotment, even in very clay heavy soil of my parents' farm house in Cyprus. This grows well and despite being very mild it can be roasted and also can be used in food that children may not disagree too much with compared to more stronger traditional garlic. Clearly not great value for money though!
Tried them first time last year
By John Didcote 05-10-2010
Tried Elephant Garlic last year, and was very pleased with the result. All the cloves grew well and were just as described. The flavour is quite mild but very nice. I will plant more again this autumn for cropping next year.
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