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Title: Elephant garlic growing harvest time Video. please help.
Post by: h4ppy-chris on August 26, 2013, 01:24 PM
Please watch the short video. I have grown this and just dug it up and some little bulbs have grown on the sides, what do i do with them?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hQOfw2awRM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hQOfw2awRM)
Title: Re: Elephant garlic growing harvest time Video. please help.
Post by: chewytikka on August 26, 2013, 02:07 PM
Hi H4ppy
If you keep the little bulbettes, dry and re plant them you'll end up with the one clove garlic bulbs.
The same as you can buy in Lidl (in a basket).

Further on, if you re plant those, you'll end up with your original large Elephant Garlic again.


I'm a huge fan of the one clove garlic and garlic greens in curries.

cheers Chewy
Title: Re: Elephant garlic growing harvest time Video. please help.
Post by: h4ppy-chris on August 26, 2013, 02:19 PM
Hi H4ppy
If you keep the little bulbettes, dry and re plant them you'll end up with the one clove garlic bulbs.
The same as you can buy in Lidl (in a basket).

Further on, if you re plant those, you'll end up with your original large Elephant Garlic again.


I'm a huge fan of the one clove garlic and garlic greens in curries.

cheers Chewy

Cheers Chewy, so in 2 years the little bulbettes will be big heads of garlic. SWEET. Do you grow any?
Title: Re: Elephant garlic growing harvest time Video. please help.
Post by: chewytikka on August 26, 2013, 03:10 PM
Hi H4ppy
Yes, I'm saying you have already done the cycle and your at the beginning again.

I grow mainly flowers now, but used to grow Veg and Garlic etc… at my other house.

A few friends have allotments with great sheds and plenty of time and experience.
Quite a lot of old experts, to be found in sheds. ;D ;D

Also my Bangladeshi friends wives, grow all sorts of weird and wonderful veg, with what seems
no trouble at all.

The older the Granny, the better the harvest and curry. ;)
cheers Chewy
Title: Re: Elephant garlic growing harvest time Video. please help.
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on August 26, 2013, 03:52 PM
Please watch the short video. I have grown this and just dug it up and some little bulbs have grown on the sides, what do i do with them ?
You tie three in a bundle and enter them for the Lord Raglan onion competition (https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/359883250806671/?ref=22).  If you are as lucky as the gentleman who did that today, you will not only win the booby prize (for a mis-identified species) but will also have the satisfaction of seeing your prize-winning garlic auctioned for GBP 35-00 in aid of the Dandelion Time (http://www.dandeliontime.org.uk/) charity.

** Phil.