June garlic hint

Jun 1, 2023 | Gardening tips, Garlic, June, Monthly Guides, Root Vegetables

There is not much to do for garlic in June – it is now too late to plant it.  Presuming you have weeded, mulched and watered your patch, you have done all you need to.  Now it is time to wait until the shortest day after which garlic heads will develop.

Garlic is sensitive to length of day and temperature rise.  Before the shortest day, garlic puts its energy into developing shoots and roots.  After the shortest day, as days lengthen and get progressively warmer, garlic bulbs form and swell.

 Written by Robin Gale-Baker