The garlic crop has been good this year:
Elephant garlic is the only one that has survived the generations. All this came from a single clove I bought in 2011 (It cost me £1). Here's how it looked after just one year:
|Second generation Elphant Garlic in middle|
The elephant garlic is a big fan of the weed suppressant fabric:
When you roll it back for lifting here's what you get:
Keen to keep the benefit I am sure to roll the fabric back until the next crop (which will be potatoes next spring)
The next elephant garlic (and the rest of the alliums) will be planted through the fabric already in place for this year's sweetcorn and courgettes/marrows and pumpkins which followed on from the brassicas last year. So I'm getting three years use out of each "carpet fitting" of WSF!