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Garlic Elephant Cloves
Garlic Elephant Cloves
Garlic Elephant Cloves
Garlic Elephant Cloves
Garlic Elephant Cloves
Garlic Elephant Cloves

Garlic Elephant Cloves

The Elephant garlic is closely related to leeks rather than garlic and is commonly known as the 'wild leek'. It has a milder and sweeter flavour than other varieties and can be enjoyed both cooked and… Read more
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The Elephant garlic is closely related to leeks rather than garlic and is commonly known as the 'wild leek'. It has a milder and sweeter flavour than other varieties and can be enjoyed both cooked and raw. Easy to grow, it will produce large, bulbs with paper-like skin each with 5 or 6 huge cloves, a perfect choice for your kitchen garden where its blue-green foliage and sturdy flower stems will stand tall above the rest of your vegetable garden. Pink flowers will appear in June and July, letting you know that your garlic is ready to harvest. Delivered as 4 planting gloves, ready to plant from September to February.
PLANT FEATURES
  • Height:150 cm
  • Spread:30 cm
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Winter Hardy
  • Edible
  • Easy To Grow
CARE INFORMATION

Top Tips

  • An Elephant garlic bulb may grow several smaller bulblets around its main cloves; these can be separated and kept for next seasonís planting.
  • Being a hardy perennial, cloves that havenít yet divided can be left in the ground to mature next season or bulbs can be allowed to spread and multiply in clumps.

Care Guide

How to grow Elephant garlic

  • Elephant garlic can be planted from September to February, avoiding very cold weather at the time of planting.
    Choose a sunny position. If your soil is heavy or prone to waterlogging, prepare the plot in advance by digging in plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost (avoid using fresh manure) to improve fertility and drainage.
  • Plant each clove flat side downwards, pointy end up, at twice the depth of their height, at intervals of 30cm (12in) to give them room to grow.
  • Firm the soil and keep watered through the growing season as necessary; do not allow the soil to dry out or become waterlogged.
  • Keep weed-free and protect from birds while the plants are young.
  • Reduce watering towards harvest time to avoid the bulbs getting over-wet, which may cause them to rot.
  • Harvest in June before the bulbs begin to split, and when the leaves begin to yellow and dry. Loosen the bulbs with a trowel and then lift out gently. Shake off the soil from the roots and leave to dry out in the sunshine, or hang in a warm, dry, airy position.
  • Bulbs will keep well for 3 months or more stored in a cool, dry and airy place.
DELIVERY INFORMATION

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Size Guide
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Tray Of 120 Plugs
Small Plugs

Size:
Height 4-6cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Tray Of 60 Plugs
Medium Plugs

Size:
Height 5-7cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 8-12cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Jumbo Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 10-20cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Garden Ready
Garden Ready

Size:
Height 14-20cm

Ease:
Easiest

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

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