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    ^^^Also do they split into cloves that you can replant?
    it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

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    If you leave them in the ground they will grow as normal, giant garlic always send up a flower spike...but often because they don’t have much space they aren’t that big. I occasionally end up leaving a few behind and letting them get on with it!
    Do you grow elephant garlic Rary?

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    Rary, I'll dig up some of them and move them out so they have space to grow. Yes they do flower but you can also shave them if you so desire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Do you grow elephant garlic Rary?
    I planted some cloves last year in a tub, when I lifted them this year they were smaller that a tennis ball but no cloves
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    You can replant them and you'll get very big bulbs next year!

    Those that haven't split for me have produced fabulously the following year.
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    Ok an update.

    I went to the allotment this morning and I have what I believe to be a garlic shoot emerging from the ground where I buried the cloves. So at least one didn't die! Have to wait and see if the other four come up. Of course I could be wrong and it is just a dock coming through.
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    Ok another update, four garlic shoots have been seen. They are about 10 cm high.

    On another note my elephant garlic cloves have been received from Kings Seeds. I will try to get them in the ground next week. Anyone else getting ready to plant garlic?

    Bill

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    I need to get some garlic! And I think I might want to try elephant garlic too this year How exciting - it feels like next year is starting already
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