You can plant and grow Garlic in autumn or spring but Garlic grows best when planted in the autumn. Autumn planted garden should have a period of 1-2 months of cold temperatures, 0-10C, which helps the bulb formation producing a better yield.
If you are growing garlic in soil which is wet over winter, autumn planting may not be ideal. Garlic bulbs may rot in cold wet soil. Either plant in containers or wait until the spring.
Commercially, a large amount of Garlic is grown in the Isle of Wight, and it is no coincidence that this is one of the sunniest places in the UK and it has very free draining soil. It follows you need to plant garlic in the sunniest spot in your garden.
Garlic is one of the easiest veg to grow, as are onions and shallots, and all suitable for growing in containers. Once harvested, Garlic will keep for months in suitable conditions so you can enjoy home-grown garlic all the year round.
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