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Over winter garlic

At the allotment that I work on; we are looking to plant some over wintered garlic. Can anyone recommend the best type to go for? Thanks


  • I grow Provence Wight planted in early October, generally have good quite large bulbs and stores well. It is false policy to grow supermarket garlic as much of it comes from China and is not really suitable for our British climate and only produces very small bulbs I find. So buy good stock from a reputable supplier.

  • Hi Old timer 2! 

    Another very keen grower here! image

    Did "Bella Italiano" this year! A very reliable Hardneck variety! As taste go's Superb! image

    And can't for the life in me remember what the soft neck variety was! image

    But an exellent crop from both! image


     This year I have opted for the old fave "Provence White" (softneck)

    and a relatively new kid on the block "Carcassone" (hardneck) in trials, as been voted arguably, the best tasting garlic! 

    All the very best with it whatever you choose! image


  • Opp's! Aimed at Garden Mad Han! image

    It's been a long day! image

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Forgive the ignorance, what is the difference between soft neck and hard neck garlic?


  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    I grew Lautrec this year with great success.

    Good strong flavour and has produced good sized bulbs, even though I plantd it a little late

  • There are two main types of cultivated garlic 4th Panda! 

    Softneck, which is easy to grow, has plenty of cloves, and stores well!

    Hardneck, which produces fewer but larger cloves, with a thinner skin! 

    Hardneck varieties tend to naturally produce an edible flower called a "Scape" which is delicious, stirfried or roasted! image

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Thanks Deano image Love Garlic, maybe I should give it a go - could probably get it past OH's eyes (he doesn't like home grown produce. Well it takes all sorts!)

  • Should edit that last post! image With it being thinner skinned, doesn't store as well! image

    4th! Your joking! image

    Nothing better than home grown! image

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    I agree with you Deano, but if it doesn't come with a bar code he isn't interested image He refused the strawberries (which was fine by me - more for me!) and the tomatoes (not so great as I don't like them. Luckily it was only one plant).

    Sorry Garden Mad Han, have hijacked this a bit image

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