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 well with sugar cane mulch. Keep the mulch clear of the stem of each plant.
  • Spray with a seaweed extract such as Seasol or Maxicrop every 3 weeks.
  • Avoid nitrogen fertilisers such as blood and bone or Charlie Carp.
  • If there is any sign of aphids, spray hard with the hose to remove them, at the same time trying not to spray the soil.

Written by Robin Gale-Baker

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