Simple to grow in a sunny site.
Garlic thrives in sunny, well-drained sites. Get your bulbs from a garden centre if possible – ones from the supermarket may not be suited to the climate. It’s best to plant them either late autumn or at the start of the year as they need a chilling period.
Add compost to the soil then plant individual cloves so that their tips are 2.5cm below the soil surface. Space them 15cm apart and leave 30cm between rows.
– Remember to water during dry spells to improve your yield.
– Cover with horticultural fleece during winter to prevent frost and deter birds from pulling up freshly planted cloves.
– Wait until the leaves turn yellow before harvesting.
– The leaves can also be used as a garnish or in salads!