It’s really important to know what you’re doing when planting garlic in winter. There’s not much else you can be doing around the garden or allotment at this time of year so if you’re going to plant, you want to do it right. Generally speaking, your harvest will be more successful if you plant in autumn but with careful planting, you can still have success.
Firstly, buy your bulbs from a seed merchant (we use Marshalls Seeds). They are far more likely to succeed than if you go to a supermarket.
If you live in an area of relatively mild conditions, you can plant them in well prepared soil. However, you will need to take precautions to protect them from the cold. The best solution is to use plant blankets and treat with Envii Early Starter, our very own bio stimulant that acts as an anti-freeze for plants.
- Break up the garlic bulbs to separate the individual cloves.
- Plant in prepared soil so that the tip is around 2.5cm below ground.
- Plant cloves 10cm apart.
- Treat soil with Early Starter using a trigger spray.
Remember – Choose an area in full sun and with well-drained, light soil.