Can anyone recommend a fertiliser for growing Garlic?
There is some information here to help you:
? May I very politely ask why you want fertiliser for garlic
I bought some garlic to grow from the Garlic Farm on the IOW and it came with garlic fertiliser. A friend of mine wants to grow some but doesn't have the fertiliser and I just wondered if it was available to buy.
This is my experience of growing garlic
Originally I bought some from an online supplier and they were OK
In my 2nd year I bought some from them again and some from my local fruit and veg shop and they both grew OK
I pulled all my garlic some 2 months ago and I will have fresh garlic for another 5 months
I have not investigated whether fertiliser is needed or whether it would make bigger or better cloves
? Was the fertiliser just some local fertiliser from a farm or the IOW shop or was it from a mass produced source that trys to maximise its sales
Over to you
My garlic is Taylors bought at Dobbies. I plant it initially in cells with some Gro-Sure Planting Magic and it will be planted out in the next couple of weeks. I have spread home made compost on the planting row and the crop always does well. I use the same system for overwintering onions and shallots.
Last edited: 26 October 2016 09:33:50
hi di steve as a couple say why do you want garlic fertiliser I use verve compost (some don't like it ) but each to there own I mix it with growmore and sharp sand and never had any bother this year end sept)) planted about 110 counted this morning 104 about at least1 inch to 4 inch high ( I got them on line on amazon the site had all the known growers and this on had at least 30 in 3 bulbs got 110 in total and 104 showing so not bad (( but the site called garlic seeds )sold bulbs and better still and I did not know they came fromCHINA ) and says on packet can be opened at customs there a one I did not see but from what has came can not complain but to go back to what you said make your own and try and se what happens Michael
I have taken a couple of pictures to show you what I do.
The garlic is in the 7cm pots and is about ready to be planted out.
Preparing the ground, you can see the compost on the left hand strip which will be raked out.
This year's crop, the overwintering onions, garlic and shallots are on the right.
hi oakridge hi Malcolm I allways put mine in ground but before that I prep the ground I am using and just plant this years onions I got about 650 out of 700 a good few went and split so I used the bit that was ok waste not my jarlic from last year I have about 40.. left onions we have used over 150 with all chutney and relish and chilli dip good job the lads in pub like them...the last apples from tree wife is making jam and save some for apple pies and crumble.s ..I am going to try onions in modules like logan has done ?? next year hopefully good gardening Michael