Grow garlic, an easy crop with no dig, hard or softneck, tips for harvest

Easier when you have control of weeds, see my other videos for advice on that with no dig. I show the two main types of bulbs, plus elephant garlic which is not a ‘true garlic’ and tastes of leek. Dates here apply to zones approx. 6-10, I am zone 8. Garlic is prone to rusty leaves and see how I manage to reduce rust. Harvest early rather than late and I show why. I show an easy way of storing garlic for many months of use.

5 thoughts on “Grow garlic, an easy crop with no dig, hard or softneck, tips for harvest

  1. Great video Charles, thanks! I missed the autumn planting window so I’ve bought some Tuscany Wight and Solent Wight bulbs for planting now. Have you any tips for starting garlic off at this time? Should I plant them in modules on heat to get them going or just get them straight into the ground?
    I’m in Cardiff, Wales, by the way.

      1. Hi Charles, those cloves I planted are ³f tall now, but leaves are badly rusted. I know you advocate lifting early rather than later, but is it too early to harvest these, given how late they went in? Tips of leaves going yellow but the rest is green ( or orange !). Bulbs visibly forming when I check.

        1. Now is good Aisling, and in view of rust + cloves forming I suggest lifting asap, sounds a worthwhile result

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