Garlic bulbs: Maddock Wight bulbs

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  • EUR: €3.22

Make sure to unwrap your garlic from our packaging and keep in a well ventilated, cool, shaded place until planting.

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Description

Garlic bulbs: Maddock Wight. Allium sativum.

NEW SEASON IN NOW.
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.
We grew this last season and it did very well, harvested in early July the bulbs are clean and fresh and delicious.

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.

Problem solving

Prefers full sun and keep well watered, they do well in a fertile soil.
We had over the season a little rust on the leaves so to help we cut off the affected leaves and sprayed the rest with a solution mix of liquid organic seaweed feed and organic garlic spray and this helped the problem until harvest. The bulbs were not affected.

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.

Cultural history

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.

Additional information

Weight 0.040 g
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 10 cm
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