Growing shop bought Garlic.

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    Following Charles’ advice (can’t remember which book) I decided to grow Garlic from the supermarket.
    Last year I bought 3 garlic bulbs from a well known supermarket for 50p a pop,they were called extra large garlic.
    There was no variety named only country of origin-Spain.
    I planted 21 cloves on 24th oct 2017 along with 6 bulbs worth from Kings at a cost of £15.
    Now I have no problem with the garlic I’m growing from Kings,it’s doing really well and I should be harvesting in a few weeks.
    Now getting back to the supermarket garlic,it turned out to be hard-neck,I cut the scapes off a couple of weeks ago,they were lovely.Then last week they just went over,so I decided to have a look.On Friday I harvested 21 of the biggest garlic bulbs I have ever grown,thanks Charles..”Every little helps”



    Hello Paul and this is such a nice result, thanks for sharing.
    I am also intrigued that the hardneck garlic has matured already, because mine are still swelling, as they mature later than softneck.
    Best of luck with regrowing them!



    Yes I plan to keep 3 of the bulbs to re-grow,I was just going to buy all from the supermarket next year.
    Although when I started to think about it,supermarkets change their suppliers/stock etc quite frequently so hopefully They still stock it next Oct so I can buy six lol.
    I urge everybody on here to give them a go.
    One month after planting there was about 4 inches of really strong broad leaves whilst there was no signs of the Solent wight,they are really vigorous.

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