Wednesday 27th January 2016 – Giving the Garlic a head start.

This morning was the time for the Garlic to be started off. I got it this year from Homebase, but you can get it from any garden centre or online. There is so much to choose from.There are 2 planting times, Autumn and Spring. Now is the time to start your Spring planting Garlic. Homebase don’t have much variety, only 2 varieties, “Casablanca” and “Early Purple Wight”. Still I was in there at the time and saw it so bought some. There were a couple of mouldy cloves, but then you do expect to find a couple. I’ve started them off in half toilet rolls and they’ll be living in my greenhouse until at least the beginning of March (depending on the weather) until the time when I need to move them outside into the allotment. Starting them off in this way means that they’re more likely to grow better when they’re put in the allotment and will hopefully have good root systems on them and some lovely sturdy shoots. Once I’d sorted them all out, I have 38 cloves growing, so hopefully that’ll keep us going for a while next year.

38 cloves of garlic all ready to start growing. This'll keep the vampires away!

38 cloves of garlic all ready to start growing. This’ll keep the vampires away!

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3 Responses to Wednesday 27th January 2016 – Giving the Garlic a head start.

  1. Lovely post thank you for sharing have a blessed day

  2. adamleone01 says:

    I’ve grown Casablanca garlic this year – I wish I’d seen this before as I would have followed this method myself. I never would have thought about using toilet rolls, so many thanks!

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