• Garlic, Shallots & Good Weather

    17th February 2012In The GardenStephanie Donaldson

    The November planted garlic and shallots are looking good although I am worried about the lack of cold weather that it is needed to get the garlic to bulb up properly. Still, we are just into February and there’s plenty of time for the thermometer to plunge, even here in the soft south. That said, I have really appreciated the continued mild and generally calm and dry weather. I don’t think I have ever been so organised at this time of year and gardened in such comfortable winter conditions. Except for the dratted midges, I would be very happy to see them gone.