Garlic bulbs: Solent Wight. Allium sativum.
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The original Isle of Wight garlic. This is a softneck, silver skin type. It can be sown from October to March, but best in January, with harvesting July and August. Expected bulb size 5-6cms. This is the best all rounder in terms of flavour and storage capabilities, a really good one for beginners.
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!
Approx 8-14 cloves per bulb.