Garlic

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    archiecolliedog
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    I have just harvested my garlic and have a good crop with large cloves. However, about half the bulbs aren’t classically shaped – cloves held together in a bulb shape by a papery skin – but are very loosely held together with great gaps between the individual cloves. They were planted in October in heavy clay soil that had been worked for one previous season; they followed potatoes. I can’t remember the variety. Anyone know why this has happened? It’s of no great consequence as in fact the misshapen ones will be easier to peel!

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    charles
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     It sounds like your garlic was a little over-ripe, though still good to store and eat. Most garlic is coming ready now and is best harvested before the top is all yellow, then there is time to sow or plant dwarf beans, beetroot, carrots, autumn salads etc.

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