Garlic planting

On the weekend we planted four new types of organic white garlic bulbs- Theridrome, Messidor, Messidrome and Vigor, plus the purple Sabadrome and  Sprint (Primor) varities.

Theridrome: 

‘Thermidrome’ produces ivory white cloves of garlic in summer. The bulbs are ready when the leaves begin to turn yellow. Gently lift with a fork to break the roots and leave to dry in the sun for a few days. The bulbs should keep for several months. Plant individual cloves in a sunny spot during the autumn for the best-sized bulbs.

Messidrome

Comes from French production, producing large white bulbs with excellent flavour for all culinary uses.

Messidor 

Messidor is a softneck autumn planting garlic  which shows excellent vigour with fat juicy cloves and it grows well in most parts of Northern Europe.

Vigor:

White bulbs with purplish reflections of 12 to 17 beige cloves.

It will be exciting to see how they grow and which grow best in our hard clay soils.

2 thoughts on “Garlic planting

  1. We normally grow our garlic in a hugelbed so that normally helps to drain the soil but we are testing a new place this year and are just hoping that because we have added green material and well burnt horse manure that the soil won’t become too compact. Fingers crossed 🙂

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