Garlic bulbs: Maddock Wight. Allium sativum.
A large fat white garlic with purple stripes of Cordoba, Spain which has long been grown in Britain. This garlic likes a warmer spot than some. This is a softneck type, planted from September to January and harvested May to July. Expected bulb size 5-7 cms.
How to grow
Plant garlic in full sunlight. Put the cloves into the soil root base down so the tip is still showing at ground level. Create the hole for the clove as pushing into the soil can damage the root base. Place about 15cms apart. Keep watered in dry weather and until about 3 weeks before harvest when you can start to let them dry out naturally. Harvest July/August.
Prefers full sun and keep well watered, they do well in a fertile soil.
Favourite ways to eat them
Garlic, so good for your health. If you don’t like the smell of garlic on your breath eat a sprig of fresh parsley. Well known for its antiseptic properties.
Garlic is one of our most ancient of crops, evidence suggests ancient civilisations around the mediterranean enjoyed it 5,000 years ago!
The name Madoc name has Celtic origins, farmed in Britain in Saxon times, from around 800 years ago, but also thought to have been grown in the Britain by the Romans.
Approx 8-14 cloves per bulb.
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