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    IS it too late to plant my garlic....if so can I plant them in the spring.
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    They do reckon garlic should be planted around now, so it gets a cold spell. Mine is shooting in cell trays in the cold greenhouse, ready to go onto the lottie next weekend.

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    Mine only arrive in the post today (ordered from Dobies) and it says can be planted successionally from October to January.

    I've got 4 different types to try, so am looking forward to it!

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    We planted ours last year on Halloween, and got bumper crops, so are planning on doing the same again this year with the 2 varieties we have!
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    they say plant on the shortest day harvest on the longest but i would think you could plant anytime in the next couple of months and still get a good result.
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    I have a variety called Solent Wight which they (garlic farm) reckon does a bit better in Spring. I planted the cloves from one bulb yesterday in a 8" deep fish box. I shall leave the others till Feb I think (unless, of course, anyone here knows better.)
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    Well I've just planted my Solent Wight (in pots) having been advised that it can be planted now

    It is despatched for both autumn and spring plantings, so either they are slightly different strains or it is flexible.

    yoanbob - that is the advice for shallots rather than garlic, I believe. However, it is not bad advice for some of the varieties.

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    If planting now in a pot, will garlic need protection over the winter or should it stand okay? Oh, and same question for onions, sorry!
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