• Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Today I had a look at the garlic which I have grown in modules (as per Alys Fowler’s tip in my previous garlic article) and compared it with the garlic directly planted directly in the ground back in winter time.

Garlic in modules

Garlic in modules

As you can see on the picture, the growth of the garlic in modules already looks stronger than the shoots in the ground, and it is now ready to be planted out. Admittedly we did have some cold weather this winter and a lot of rain. I think that the rain and the heavy clay soil were the main factors which constricted the garlic clove and prevented it from growing as well as the module grown garlic.

However, this is just the start. I will need to check out progress over the next months, including in my French garden.
So do watch out for more news on garlic!

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    Hi the gardener!

    I happened to come across your page when i was searching for ‘garlic trial’. I’m very interested to see your results. I’m conducting a garlic trial of my own, of five different varieties, just to see what performs best on my clay soil.

    I sowed them in modules in autumn and planted them out a few weeks ago. I’m growing ‘solent wight’, ‘sofia’, ‘lautrec wight’, ‘sultop’ and ‘red tochliavari’.

    I’ll put some stuff about it on my sparse and neglected blog when i get round to it…

    anyway, well done for making such a lovely website, i’ll be checking back regularly.

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    The Gardener 

    Thank you for your comments. I didn’t realize that there were so many different garlic varieties! The garlic in my English garden is starting to grow a bit yellow, probably due to the fact that we haven’t had any rain for a long while until this week end. In fact I noticed some cracks in my clay soil.
    I ‘d be really interested to find out how you get on with all your garlic varieties particularly since you have the same type of soil as mine.
    Thanks and enjoy the garden!

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