Why have my garlic bulbs not formed?

Q.

I’ve grown garlic and the green tops gave all died off. I pulled the garlic and not a single bulb formed cloves. What did I do wrong?

Lynne

A.

Hi Lynne, the most common reason for garlic bulbs not forming is inconsistent watering, if the soil became water logged for a long time or was dry for a long period it will cause this outcome. Alternatively, if the cloves were planted to close to the surface the results can be the same. Aim to plant garlic from late autumn through into June or July in well worked rich soil. Only chose the best possible cloves to plant, and ideally not garlic from the supermarket. 

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