Elephant Garlic can grow to over 150mm across and weight up to 1kilo. It has a warm mild garlic flavour and is increasingly popular with those who like to make a statement in their cooking or impress fellow growers.
£1.50 – £3.50
Elephant Garlic can grow to over 150mm across and weight up to 1kilo
1 Clove will grow a giant Elephant Garlic bulb
For delivery September onwards
Plant garlic in rows in any well drained soil in full sun. It is important that the soil does not become waterlogged so incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to improve drainage and feed the soil. On particularly heavy soils, grow garlic in raised beds. Carefully split the bulb into individual cloves. Plant each clove at a depth of 2cm (1”) below the surface of the soil and 10cm (4”) apart, leaving 45cm (18”) between each row.
Weed rows of garlic regularly and protect crops from birds by covering them with netting. Garlic is undemanding and will only require watering during particularly dry periods. Harvest garlic from July, when the leaves begin to turn yellow, by loosening them from the ground with a trowel