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    Default Garlic Query

    Hi
    I couldnt resist pulling up one of my garlic bulbs today to see how it was getting on and it wasn't!
    At the moment it looks like a large spring onion. Has it not split into bulbs because of the lack of frost or does this happen very late in the day ie June/July, it's going to have to be quick, the sowing details said ready end of July for harvesting.
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    What variety is it Sue - and was it autumn or spring sown ?
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    Jings Sue, you've got me worried. I planted mine in October. It's about 18" high trying to flower. I'm having the scapes off, and expecting the garlic to be ready about July. But...... I'm having one out tomorrow to see what is going on.

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    I find that they swell quite late. Autumn sown ready to dry in early July.

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    I pulled an "early purple wight" last week and it as about shallot size ao I am leaving the rest until 2-3 week fo June. I think the lack of water early spring has probably held the bulb size back...

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    I thought it was the frost that split the bulb wonder how ours are I know one lot is has faild there very thin and about only half have come throw
    the outher lot that whent in first look fine
    I supose if it hasnt split we could always cut it up and dry it freaze it ?
    Any iders on how to store it if this is the case
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    Default Alternative storing for garlic

    1. peel, salt, crush, then put in jam jar cover in olive oil to exclude air. Brilliant ready to use garlic.

    2. mix it with butter and parsley make a sausage, wrap in greaseproof paper and freeze it.

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    Gosh
    Can't remember the varieties will have to check tomorrow, but def Autumn sown.
    Love the Orwell quote Paulottie.
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