Heart Garden: Garlic and Free plants!

Friday 26th Nov

We continued to mulch the beds in the garden with farmyard manure and netted the rest of the brassicas against the pigeons.

We planted 3 rows of garlic (French, purple Germinador), split the head into cloves and planted 1″ deep 4″ apart – garlic is a hungry crop and needs fertile soil. Also, an extensive wild snap to make to head divide into cloves.

NB: never use garlic from the supermarket, it would introduce viruses into your soil and will be imported from China so won’t be suitable for our climate.

We dug up a huge harvest of Jerusalem artichokes –  not to everyone’s taste! And replanted some tubers for next year.

We also finished off clearing the bed full of strawberries and have lots of spare plants going for free – just call into the studio and ask or they will be composted!

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