I’ll admit the only reason I’ve put up this post is because I’m rather proud of my garlic plait!

Last year it fell apart as soon as I picked it up…

In my old garden I couldn’t grow garlic because it became riddled with rust fungus which was clearly rife in the soil.  Here we have had no trouble and were self-sufficient in garlic for a whole year – right up until this summer’s harvest.

IMG_bulbI grew a variety called Christo.  I plant the cloves in November so that they get a good chill in the cold weather – this is supposed to encourage more cloves in the bulb.

In the following summer when the leaves start to yellow they’re ready to gently dig up and dry off.

Then you can tie yourself in knots trying to get a sturdy plait that stays together!

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