When do people generally put their garlic in? I'm thinking it might still be a bit early, especially given the mild weather?
I planted some 2 weeks ago and some more a few days ago. Now is a good time to plant Autumn Garlic & Onions.
Excellent. Thank you NGCARDS. I'll do mine at the weekend then.
Glad to be of help
I've experimented this year planting some in pots following a video I saw on the Thompson Morgan website. I've chosen a couple of pretty big pots with about 6 bulbs in each, fingers crossed...!
Interesting, what's the advantage of using pots?
I think I slipped up last year when I planted whole bulbs instead of splitting them up. All I got was tiny bulbs but WOW, they're powerful! Should I split them this year?
You just need to plant a clove at a time. About 4-6ins apart, deeper than an onion set about 1in or so under soil.Now is the best time to try to beat the arrival of the cold weather
Yeah, I went too shallow last year, having read that they should be only barely buried. The birds ate almost all of them. Deeper this year.
Monty Don last week suggested fleece at planting time to cover onion sets but I have covered the garlic as well.Birds etc sorted.Also cats.
Garlic does not need mollycoddling, It's really a tough plant, I just put a piece of netting over mine to cat proof them