June garlic hint

June garlic hint

June garlic hint There is not much to do for garlic in June – it is now too late to plant it.  Presuming you have weeded, mulched and watered your patch, you have done all you need to.  Now it is time to wait until the shortest day after which garlic heads will...
May Garlic Hint

May Garlic Hint

May Garlic Hint If you haven’t already planted your garlic, do so immediately. You will only get small bulbs, if you plant later. Garlic must have time to develop roots and shoots before the shortest day of the year on 21 June. This is a 4 -6 week process. After...
Plant garlic in April in Melbourne

Plant garlic in April in Melbourne

Plant garlic in April in Melbourne April and May are the months to plant garlic in Melbourne; the weather is cooling, there’s rain and our beds are prepared. See March hint for bed preparation . If you have saved or bought Australian garlic that is rust free,...
March garlic hint

March garlic hint

March garlic hint March is the time to prepare your beds for planting in March or April depending on garlic varieties chosen. Choose a site with full sun which is well drained. If not well drained or the soil is heavy, build a raised bed. Do not grow garlic where you...
March garlic hint

Planning your garlic crop – start in February!

Planning your garlic crop – start in February! Although it may be several months before we plant out garlic, preparations must start now. There are 2 reasons for this. Firstly, you may need to order in garlic heads, and secondly you may wish to give your garlic...
Garlic growing hints for September

Garlic growing hints for September

Garlic growing hints for September From now until 2 weeks before harvest in November – December… Water your garlic twice-weekly, deeply, directly onto the soil. Don’t allow soil to splash onto the plants and avoid overhead watering. Weed your patch. Mulch...