|Average Rating (4 Reviews): |
Monday, 22 October 2012 | Jan
I have grown this in the past, but your prices are very competitive. I love eating it roasted as a starter. not for vampires!
Sunday, 21 October 2012 | Kazal
These are the best elephant garlics I've found and for the CHEAPEST prices, brilliant product.
Thursday, 6 September 2012 | Tassneem
These bulbs are perfect for baking and roasting as they maintain their shape well, or for anyone who wants to make a statement in their cooking. Delicious when baked and simply served warm, spread on bread or crackers.
Absolutely delightful, grown to perfection!
Friday, 24 August 2012 | Sam
I planted this Elephant Garlic in November 2011 and harvested in August 2012. I have to say that I more or less let them get on with it themselves (after pre-digging and adding compost to the soil). Apart from I added a bit of compost on top now and then, and watered during rare dry periods. I did also pinch out the flower buds (and the long stalk) when they appeared earlier in the year as it is said that this maximises the bulb size. I planted 6 cloves, resulting in 6 plants, and of these 6 plants 5 produced good size bulbs (10cm diameter) and one only made it to 5cm diameter. All of the bulbs had divided into cloves, and also when removed from the bed had 2 or more 'nodules' on the outside which can be replanted within 24 hours. I left the harvested bulbs with top still attached to dry outside for 48 hrs, and they are now waiting to be eaten or have been eaten already. I was expecting a milder garlic taste, but they're still pretty garlicky, and too strong to be eaten in a salad as I had planned! Have yet to try them roasted. So far they're storing well. (Grown in south west England in a claggy clay soil - they seemed to quite like it!)
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