p>There are plenty of garlic varieties on offer to add excitement to your kitchen garden or vegetable patches.
Hardneck Garlic Types
Hardneck varieties are closest to wild garlic and naturally form a seed stalk which gives this type its name. This stalk or scape is delicious used in stir-fries and sauces! Dobies ‘hardneck’ varieties are very hardy, so will thrive throughout the UK, and are ideal for more northern areas. Hardneck types form larger cloves than softnecks, but do not keep as long.
Softneck Garlic Types
Softneck best describe the majority of modern varieties. Despite the name, softnecks stores for longer and have more numerous, but smaller, cloves.
Get The Most From Your Garlic Sets - Spring Planting Garlic
To get the best from your spring planting garlic, allow 10cm between cloves and space rows 15-20cm apart. Plant your garlic cloves from January to March and you will be able to harvest your garlic June to August the following year.
Autumn Planting Garlic
Plant your garlic cloves October to January and you will be able to harvest your garlic May to July the following year. To get the best from your Autumn planting garlic, allow 10cm between cloves and space rows 15-20cm apart.