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My new fav growing site has offered a great DIY for garlic. Jenna's teaching skills are excellent -- so check it out. Since I keep failing with garlic, I just gotta know what I'm doing wrong.

Her channel is new.

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Thanks Dave.  I've had no real luck either. 

More garlic growing tips:

Hi Dave

I have been growing garlic at Narangba very successfully for the last 10 years, I stick to growing Italian Red and Elephant Garlic (supposedly more related to a leek but looks like garlic and tastes like garlic, no difference to me). I obtained my original stocks from Green Harvest at Buderim, but now keep some of my crop to plant each year. Easily grow enough garlic to last me through till the following May.

I plant in the last week of March each year and the crop is generally ready to harvest in late October early November, happy to offer any assistance/advice to yourself and Andrew when it gets close to planting time.

Will see if I can find any pics from previous crops that my daughter may have taken. I am enjoying reading my way through your posts.


Good grief Ron.  If you can help me grow a successful crop, I'd be extremely grateful.

Hi Andrew 

Not sure if you received my reply on this, so sending again, I had a good crop of Italian Red this season so I will gladly set you up with those


So, Ron, are you suggesting that the 'local' garlic --Glen Large- may not be the best choice for home gardeners?

My attempts  with that type have been just that...

Hi Dave, same as you mate, have tried Glen Large a couple of times with only an ordinary crop, Italian Red and Elephant garlic crop really well at my place so should be ok at Beachmere, I've learnt a couple of tricks with growing garlic over the years and glad to pass them on to you.

Italian Red is pretty strong but nice flavour, Elephant garlic is very mild so you can use plenty of it in your cooking.


And Glen Large is a bugger top peel too!

Too right, Italian Red and Elephant both much easier

Well then: ROLL ON MARCH! Let's make a booking. Step by step we're in your dirt covered hands.

I will make a point of coming to Beachmere in the New Year for a discussion on just that

Happy to come to yours as well mate.  


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