Planting Elephant Garlic

elephant garlic

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.

3 Responses to “Planting Elephant Garlic”

  1. Cathyon 28 Mar 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Can’t get anything planted over here in the uk.. Just too cold and ground is waterlogged, we are still awaiting spring!

  2. Nelsonon 01 Apr 2013 at 1:34 am

    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.

  3. Rose Marie Nichols McGeeon 03 Apr 2013 at 2:17 am

    Elephant Garlic Bulbs make a nice pickle. Pickle the peeled bulb and cut cross-wise slices to serve.