Due to changes in our work lives and a desire to steward a larger piece of land, we will be shifting at the end of this month. However, garlic is meant to be planted around the end of last month. What to do?
Garlic is the only crop that we sell regularly, and when you grow the World’s Best Garlic, it is worth the time and effort. Over the weekend we hurriedly got somewhere over 400 garlic in the ground at the new property. This is how we did it.
We had to transport some of our 3 cubic metres of compost
We selected a bit of flat land for our market garden.
We did not have time to convert the paddock into a garden, so we brought in cardboard to kill the grass and topsoil to quickly build a raised bed.
We have had great success growing garlic on top of sand by using 80 mm of topsoil.
One key to growing great garlic is to use plenty of great compost. I pull a deep furrow with a hoe and then fill it with compost.
We plant the garlic at 100 mm centres.
Everyone gets involved.
After two afternoons of work.