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Get your Garlic in the Ground

by Malachy - Horticulturist CountryLife Dungarvan | Mar 08, 2017
Many gardeners plant their garlic in autumn

Many gardeners plant their garlic in autumn and let it over winter in the soil. I planted mine last October and at this stage it is about 3 inches tall already. If you have not already planted garlic it is best to get it in the soil as quick as you can before the soil fully heats up. Garlic benefits from a period of cold weather to help the cloves split and form bulbs later on.

In my own garden I like to plant garlic in a raised bed as it helps to improve drainage. Garlic likes a good free draining soil. If your soil at home is heavy it would be a good idea to work some sand or grit through it to help improve the drainage. 

Written by Malachy

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Malachy's Bio 
I have been gardening since I was 5 years old when my mother gave me a part of our garden as my own. I have studied horticulture in the National Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin and was a winner in the young horticulturist of the year competition. I have worked in Several plant nurseries and garden centers such as Mount Congreve in Co. Waterford. My special interests are plant propagation and Cacti!

We were shortlisted for Best Lifestyle Blog in the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016 Company Category.