Garlic bulbs: Picardy Wight. Allium sativum.
A hardy garlic with very good storage properties. From Picardy originally this garlic will do in cooler damper conditions where other garlic is difficult. This is a softneck type, planted from October to March and harvested July to August. 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. Picardy is good for smoking and storing, lasting for as long as until May.
Garlic is one of our most ancient of crops, evidence suggests ancient civilisations around the mediterranean enjoyed it 5,000 years ago!
Picardy is in France.
Approx 10-14 cloves per bulb.
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