I missed the boat planting garlic before Christmas, so today decided to play catch up by planting some in pots ready to plant out once the soil is a little warmer.
First I mixed some garden soil with some peat free potting compost, rubbing the two together rather like rubbing fa into flour when making pastry. This made a lovely crumbly mixture.
Then I planted the cloves in 4″ pots. I bought two bulbs from Garden Organic and was surprised that there were only 11 cloves in the two bulbs;they were so large and plump. I should imagine that they should make lovely healthy plants.
Then I put the pots in the cold frame so that they could start growing.