Garlic planting time

Now is the time to get planting your garlic for next year. It needs to experience a period of cold to encourage the bulb to break into individual cloves. Don’t use supermarket garlic as it may have been sprayed to discourage sprouting or may not be suitable to grow in our climate.

Break the bulb into individual cloves and discard the very small ones (eat them!). Plant the rest into prepared soil a couple of inches deep and 4 – 6 inches apart It can sometimes be hard to find garlic but I finally located mine in ‘The Sweeny Garden Centre’ New Ross.