On Saturday 14th November we planted four beds of garlic in our polytunnels, where they will grow all winter and spring, to be harvested next June. 2020's garlic harvest was the best we've ever achieved, at almost 1000 big bulbs, and we're hoping to replicate that in 2021. We also planted a lot of elephant garlic - a closer relative of the leek than garlic - outside to overwinter and harvest on the same timescale. All the elephant garlic is from our own saved cloves, which we have been propagating and growing for the past decade.
|Sonya and Phoebe planting the first of four garlic beds in Imogen polytunnel.|