I’m busy in the garden this week. I just planted my Elephant Garlic. I decided to grow this type as I already have some ‘normal’ Garlic growing in the front garden that I planted back in November. The kitchen garden wasn’t ready back then and so I put it in in the only space I had available.
This is a little later than I would usually plant Garlic but this way I get an early crop from the Autumn sow cloves and a later one from the Elephant Garlic.
Can’t get anything planted over here in the uk.. Just too cold and ground is waterlogged, we are still awaiting spring!
Elephant garlic is a relative of the leek, which is an onion. Elephant garlic is still a good way to add flavor to your dishes. Volatile oil from elephant garlic may help protect against trichothecene mycotoxin. Trichothecene mycotoxin is a toxin that occurs naturally and is produced by fungi.
Elephant Garlic Bulbs make a nice pickle. Pickle the peeled bulb and cut cross-wise slices to serve.