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plotstoeat

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« on: October 23, 2019, 17:35:49 »
Having problems finding garlic bulbs this year. Think Wilko have stopped selling them. I believe Dobbies have a good selection but nearest store is 20 miles. Any suggestions?

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Re: garlic
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2019, 19:45:18 »
If you aren't averse to ordering online or mail order, Kings Seeds has a decent selection. I plan on ordering mine from there.

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Re: garlic
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2019, 06:49:41 »
Try This.  https://www.dtbrownseeds.co.uk/Onions-Garlic-1/
I've just received 2 bulbs of Extra Early Wight, and look lovely large plump bulbs.
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Re: garlic
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2019, 07:01:14 »
Our local Wilko's has garlic for sale but the bulbs are tiny . I would not buy them. Remember the bigger the clove the bigger the final bulb. I save my own biggest bulbs from this years crop to set in fact yesterday I set 200 including 30 elephant garlic . The elephant garlic alone would have cost me 45 . Try D.T. Brown, T & M, Suttons, the Isle of Wight Garlic Farm take your pick.

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Re: garlic
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2019, 07:49:57 »
I buy online from Tamar Organic as they stock "Sprint" my preferred variety which the bigger suppliers don't have. They also have seed varieties (like butternut "Tiana") that I don't see elsewhere.

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Re: garlic
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2019, 08:34:21 »
I was surprised to read Charles Dowding suggesting "even use supermarket garlic".

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Re: garlic
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2019, 08:34:49 »
I was surprised to read Charles Dowding suggesting "even use supermarket garlic".

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Re: garlic
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2019, 11:45:17 »
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I was surprised to read Charles Dowding suggesting "even use supermarket garlic".

Why?

This is what I will be planting out within the next couple of days!

I do this every two or three years  and it generally works out quite well.

Then next year I will save the best of the bulbs for the following season (subject to the quality of the bulbs) as I have done here with the Elephant Garlic


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Re: garlic
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2019, 23:02:58 »
I am lucky. I have a nearby workers cooperative that sells large bulbs at 3 for 2. Choice of varieties including hard and soft kneck.  Many of the main seed suppliers prices are much more expensive.
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Re: garlic
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2019, 16:56:06 »
I bought mine from the Charlton Park nursery in Wantage, on the off chance you might be nearby. Four nice bulbs for little more than the cost of one from IoW. Noow if it would just stop raining enough to let me get the d**n things in...

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Re: garlic
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2019, 19:35:31 »
Got mine from Franchi this year, thought I'd give them a go as their seeds are very reliable.....
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Re: garlic
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2019, 08:43:00 »
I found a nice selection of Garlic on eBay..

"Garlic bulbs - 9 islands collection. This is a collection of 9 garlic bulbs personally collected by me from various Mediterranean and Atlantic islands and grown on in UK. These include Greece, Menorca, Majorca, Corsica, Cyprus, canary islands and Azores."

Interesting and fun to grow different varieties than you would normally find..
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Re: garlic
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2020, 12:23:10 »
I got mine last autumn from Kings - they had a special on.  I tend to plant in October and the garlic is well up now.  Kings give discount to the individual who has an allotment as well as buying through your allotment association.  Check on line. There are quite a few suppliers.  Franchi's stuff is pricey but reliable.
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Re: garlic
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2020, 11:56:18 »
here a link for garlic bulbs  https://www.levenvanhetland.nl/knoflook/

 

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