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Elephant Garlic Seed (Allium ampeloprasum)

£9.99

Experience the delight of growing your own Elephant Garlic! These enormous cloves boast a mild, sweet flavour, making them a versatile addition to any dish. Easy to plant in both autumn and spring.

Average Packet Contents: 5 Cloves

Shipping starts in October – order now

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Grow Your Own Elephant Garlic (Allium ampeloprasum)

Discover the joy of growing Elephant Garlic in your garden. Renowned for its impressive size and gentle, sweet flavour, this special garlic variety is perfect for gardeners of all skill levels.

Why You’ll Love Elephant Garlic:

  • Impressive Size: Each bulb can grow up to 15cm (6″) across and weigh nearly 1kg (2.2lb). The large cloves are easy to peel and prepare.
  • Mild Flavour: Ideal for those who prefer a subtle garlic taste, perfect for roasting, soups, sauces, and more.
  • Flexible Planting: Plant in autumn or spring to suit your schedule. Autumn planting typically results in larger, divided bulbs, while spring planting may yield single large cloves.

Planting Instructions:

When to Plant:

  • Autumn: October to November
  • Spring: March to April

How to Plant:

  • Location: Choose well-drained soil in a sunny spot.
  • Soil Preparation: Improve drainage with well-rotted manure or compost. For heavy soils, consider raised beds.
  • Planting Depth: Plant cloves 2cm (1″) deep.
  • Spacing: Space cloves 10cm (4″) apart with 45cm (18″) between rows.
  • Care: Water regularly, but avoid overwatering. Keep the area weed-free to allow the garlic to thrive.

Tips for Best Results:

  • Avoid Waterlogging: Ensure the soil remains well-drained.
  • Storage: Store harvested bulbs in a cool, dark place for long-lasting freshness.
  • Uses: Perfect for roasting, adding to soups, sauces, and stir-fries.

Start growing your own Elephant Garlic and enjoy the satisfaction of harvesting these impressive bulbs from your garden. Order your Elephant Garlic today and get ready to plant in October!

Weight 166 g