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Garlic Bulbs - Elephant
£5.99
Garlic Bulbs - Elephant

Garlic Bulbs - Elephant

You can start you elephant garlic off directly in the ground if it's not too wet, plant them so the tip of the garlic is pointing up and cover with 10cm of soil, leave 30cm between bulbs.Alternatively, you can start them off in containers now. Place one clove in a 15cm pot of good compost and grow them in a sheltered spot or cold frame/greenhouse. When the garlic are 10-15cm tall, plant them out in the garden. Keep the plants watered and they will soon look like super sized garlic, ready to harvest in June/July.

Don't be worried if you're elephant garlic seem a little slow, they put on root growth before they poke their shoots out of the soil.

"This variety is one of the most ancient veg grown by the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. Yet, it has almost been forgotten about until the last century. This colossal garlic can grow to an amazing 15cm (6”) across and weighs almost 1kg (2.2lb). Each clove is bigger than a regular garlic bulb! As it’s closely related to the common leek, the flavour is more mild, making it suitable to shave and use raw in salads. Alternatively, I roast mine until soft, then spread it on crusty bread for the worlds best garlic bread. As its not a true garlic, you won’t suffer from as bad ‘Garlic breath’. ‘Elephant’ garlic will cope with damper conditions better than regular garlic and can be planted in the autumn or spring. When it starts to form flower spikes (scapes), pull them off and use them in stir-fries or soups. This will concentrate the plants energy on producing jumbo sized bulbs which will keep until the following summer in a cool, dark place. One of my ‘must grow’ veg that you can’t buy in the shops. Can be planted around roses to help keep greenfly away." 4 cloves (approximately).

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You can start you elephant garlic off directly in the ground if it's not too wet, plant them so the tip of the garlic is pointing up and cover with 10cm of soil, leave 30cm between bulbs.Alternatively, you can start them off in containers now. Place one clove in a 15cm pot of good compost and grow them in a sheltered spot or cold frame/greenhouse. When the garlic are 10-15cm tall, plant them out in the garden. Keep the plants watered and they will soon look like super sized garlic, ready to harvest in June/July.

Don't be worried if you're elephant garlic seem a little slow, they put on root growth before they poke their shoots out of the soil.

"This variety is one of the most ancient veg grown by the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. Yet, it has almost been forgotten about until the last century. This colossal garlic can grow to an amazing 15cm (6”) across and weighs almost 1kg (2.2lb). Each clove is bigger than a regular garlic bulb! As it’s closely related to the common leek, the flavour is more mild, making it suitable to shave and use raw in salads. Alternatively, I roast mine until soft, then spread it on crusty bread for the worlds best garlic bread. As its not a true garlic, you won’t suffer from as bad ‘Garlic breath’. ‘Elephant’ garlic will cope with damper conditions better than regular garlic and can be planted in the autumn or spring. When it starts to form flower spikes (scapes), pull them off and use them in stir-fries or soups. This will concentrate the plants energy on producing jumbo sized bulbs which will keep until the following summer in a cool, dark place. One of my ‘must grow’ veg that you can’t buy in the shops. Can be planted around roses to help keep greenfly away." 4 cloves (approximately).

Colour:White

Resistance to Disease:False

Seeds:False

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:False

Aftercare - Easy:False

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Scented:False

Cut Flower:False

Edible Flower:False

Organic:False

Good For Dried Flowers:False

Drought Resistant:False

RHS Award of Garden Merit:False

Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False

Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Containers:False

Hanging Baskets:False

Beds & Borders:True

Rockeries:False

Climbers:False

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:False

Prefers Full Sun:True

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:False

Grows in Sun or Shade:False

Partial or Full Shade:False

Shade:False

F1 Variety:False

Hardy Annual:False

Half Hardy Annual:False

Greenhouse Annual:False

Hardy Biennial:False

Greenhouse Biennial:False

Hardy Perennial:False

Tender Perennial:False

Half Hardy Perennial:False

Greenhouse Perennial:False

Shrub:False

Butterflies:False

Birds:False

Bees:False

Ideal for beds and borders.

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