haven't had a lot of success with the garlic -
partly because the pheasants chose this patch of the vegetable garden
for dustbathing just after we'd put them in - but we've grown enough
for it to be worth trying again next year. You can plant cloves
in the autumn for harvesting in the new year.
On the one plant that survived the dustbathing frenzy unscathed,
this bunch of bulbils has grown at the end of the
stem, where you'd expect to see the flower. Apparently not all varieties
of cultivated of garlic develop these bulbils on aerial stalks.
Like the cloves, we will be able to plant these to produce new
Garlic, Allium sativum, is a member of the lily family.
Richard Bell, email@example.com