Garlic 'Extra Early Wight'
- Edible Crop
- Kitchen Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- 30cm (12in)
- Turban (Hardneck)
- Common name
- Extra Early Wight Garlic (Allium sativum ophioscorodon)
- Full Sun
- Plant autumn or early spring. Split the bulb into cloves and plant them individually, upright, with the flat base down and pushed into the soil to twice their own depth, spaced at intervals of 15cm. Can be grown in containers if kept watered.
We plant this extra early-cropping variety to give us garlic to harvest from late spring. It’s the first to go in in October/November and the first ready for the kitchen.
Keep the area weed-free until the foliage begins to turn yellow in early-summer when it is ready to lift, dry in the sun and then harvest.