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 June, 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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By Dawn Whitehouse 08-10-2012
Last October 2011 I planted 3 bulbs of this garlic into a raised bedding planter that I already had in my garden and even though the weather this year has been dreadful I left it in the ground a little longer and it still managed to produce a very good harvest and although the bulbs were not as plump and large as shown in the photograph the taste is absolutely superb and quite strong so this means you only need to use a small amount per recipe to acheive the full taste.It stores extremely well,I have already given some to my family and they have all said that it has a lovely taste and I still have some bulbs left over so this year I have ordered it again and hopefully the weather will be much better next year which will help to produce a lot of more bigger and fatter bulbs.
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