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'Messidor' Organic Garlic (Autumn Planting)

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'Messidor' Organic Garlic (Autumn Planting)

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Very large (50mm+) white bulbs with excellent strong taste. More details including number of bulbs per kg below.Certified organic





Organic Messidor Autumn Planting Garlic

  • Overwintering planting Garlic.
  • Soft neck.
  • Early white variety with 8 to 12 ivory white cloves.
  • Excellent taste and stores well.
  • Messidor has superior yields (10 to 15 %).
  • Planting time: September to January – outside and in tunnel/glasshouse.
  • Requires cold conditions to develop.
  • Highest yields will come from Autumn plantings.
  • When the first six leaves have turned yellow, lift and dry in the sun or in an airy shed.
  • Harvesting June – August.

Average number of bulbs:

  • 250g = 3-4 bulbs
  • 1kg = 12-15 bulbs
  • 10kg = 120-150 bulbs

(You will separate each bulb into 8 to 12 cloves which you plant individually)

Rust -

  • Infection is worse on nitrogen-rich soils with low potassium, so take care with fertiliser applications
  • Do not crowd plants, as this raises humidity and increases the likelihood of infection
  • Keep well weeded
  • Dispose of all plant debris at the end of cropping
  • See Herfomyc – this is effective against any fungus on herbaceous plants.  Also acts as a foliar feed so will strengthen the plant as well

Disease Prevention  (general)

Watering: Don’t water in the evening/night as this moisture will linger overnight and allow the perfect environment for fungus to creep in – water in the morning so the plants can dry out throughout the day

Soil: If you have heavy clay soils, you can do things like add sand,compost, and plant your garlic in mounds.

Tools: When dealing with any type of plant disease it’s important to sterilise your tools/materials that came into contact with it

Crop Rotation: To prevent lots of different soil diseases, rotate your vegetable families each season.


Customer Reviews 4 item(s)

Efficient. Quality.
Lovely quality bulbs. Arrived promptly. Awaiting planting! Thank You Review by Niamh / (Posted on 15/12/2019)
Garlic bulbs
Excited to receive my first batch of garlic bulbs. They arrived promptly and in excellent condition. Review by Pauline / (Posted on 10/12/2019)
Garlic bulbs
Excited to receive my first batch of garlic bulbs. They arrived promptly and in excellent condition. Review by Pauline / (Posted on 10/12/2019)
All good
My second year buying these. Arrived in great condition. Review by Gareth / (Posted on 26/11/2019)
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