‘Don’t leave it too late!’ Monty Don shares best time to plant garlic for ‘biggest cloves'

In fact, “the garlic will really start to grow next April” Monty revealed. 

Secondly, “a raised bed is a really good way to grow garlic” as they like rich soil and good drainage. 

“If you’ve got very wet ground you can grow garlic in containers but they do need to have at least six inches between the cloves and give them room for the roots to grow,” the presenter continued. 

“That way, you’ll have a really nice big bulb which will give you a lovely big plump cloves.

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