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    Put them in the Fridge salad drawer for a week or 2 before planting.
    Left mine in the packet just to remind HMBO not to cook with it last year.

    The wet weather got most of it along with the onions. Going for Spring onions this year. Have a large cloche to use for the garlic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinksky View Post
    They don't like it too wet and they need to be planted firmingly in the ground, but only half way down.
    The Garlic Farm says
    Place cloves 3 - 4cm below the surface, root down (pointy end up) 6 inches apart.
    Which is what I've always done.
    If the tops aren't showing the birds won't be tempted pull them out

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    mine went in pots last week, will go out onto the plot around dec/jan if i dont forget again when their nice and tough

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinksky View Post
    Garlic should be planted in November. Not any earlier. .
    November is a bit late for planting garlic here
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    it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

    Member of the Nutters Club but I think I am just there to make up the numbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackarmy View Post
    mine went in pots last week, will go out onto the plot around dec/jan if i dont forget again when their nice and tough
    Keep alert for any hard frosts. I lost a crop one winter in pots when they froze solid. The bulbs are not that tough and they turned to mush.

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