Planting Garlic Between a House and Farm Place

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

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We selected a bit of flat land for our market garden.

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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.

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We have had great success growing garlic on top of sand by using 80 mm of topsoil.

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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.

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Nek minit.

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We plant the garlic at 100 mm centres.

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Everyone gets involved.

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After two afternoons of work.

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Peace, Estwing

2 thoughts on “Planting Garlic Between a House and Farm Place”

  1. Hi ,
    I have been following your blog for nearly 2 years with interest. I live in brisbane on the other side of the ditch and am an architect. I am loving gardening and designing and building permaculture inspired garden at the moment . Are you leaving your little villa? Are you building new? Your garden is truly inspirational.

    1. Hi Sonia- Thanks for reading! Yep, we have made the tough choice to leave our sweet little coastal villa, and are moving to a little farm (of 13 acres) with a 1920’s house. Our new place is just on the other side of town, so will provide Nelson with a shorter commute, Dani with more kitchen storage (hooray!), will provide our garden with lots of space and nice soil, and will provide Verti with a whole valley to explore. Lots of permaculture projecs in our future inside and outside.

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