We've had varied success over the years with garlic but this year I was determined to really work hard at getting it right.We planted three different types, hard neck - purple NZ garlic, generic NZ garlic and a heritage one called Takahue which originally grew wild on the sand dunes in the far north.
We planted it all about a week earlier than the shortest day, just as we were organised really!
Tomorrow is the longest day in NZ and this is when you're supposed to harvest it, but I had a sneaky dig up of a couple today.
I dug up one of the hard necks and it is perfect and just as it should be, then I dug up one of the Takahue ones and it is spectacular! It's HUGE!
I am so pleased! All the hard work was totally worth it.
( that's a $2 coin for scale)
The white one is the Takahue and the purple one is the hard neck.