Sprouting garlic cloves

In the shortest, greyest days of December, on the allotment there are a few small signs of next summer popping up. The garlic cloves are sprouting.

Takes only a couple of weeks from planting for the first signs to appear. Needs some frost to encourage the fattening bulbs to split into cloves. Little work required to end up with your own sweet and juicy crop.

In the darkest days of winter, you can dream of a hot July day when the bulbs are gently pulled from the ground to dry in warm sunshine. For chapter and verse on growing garlic, it's history and health benefits click Allotment Heaven Garlic.

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