What is Germidour garlic?

What is Germidour garlic?

garlic ‘Germidour’ An edible, bulbous perennial grown as an annual. A softneck variety from France that is well known and reliable, producing large white bulbs with a mild but still rich flavour.

How do you grow Germidour garlic?

Garlic will do best in a rich but free draining soil in full sun. Prepare the growing site well adding compost or well rotted manure. Dig holes with a trowel about 5 cm deep and 15 cm apart. Separate the cloves and plant them pointed end up and cover with soil so that the clove is just beneath the level of the ground.

What is the best fertilizer for garlic?

The best garlic plant fertilizer will be high in nitrogen, those containing blood meal or a synthetic source of nitrogen. To side-dress, work the fertilizer in an inch (2.5 cm.) down or so and about 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cm.) from the plant.

What are the benefits of growing garlic?

In recent studies from around the world, companion planting with garlic has been found to deter some insects and invigorate the soil. Companion planting with garlic can also make better use of limited garden space, a major benefit to most gardeners.

What is the best garlic to grow in the UK?

Below we list garlic varieties we recommend as being suitable to most areas of the UK.

  • CHESNOK WIGHT. This hard neck variety has many points to recommend it but unfortunately is very difficult to buy in the UK.

What is the difference between hardneck and softneck garlic?

The “neck” in the names refers to the stalk that grows upward from the garlic bulb. Hardnecks have a stalk that stems from the center of the bulb and turns rigid at maturity. Softnecks stalks are made up of leaves rather than a central stalk. Softneck leaves remain soft and flexible at maturity.

Is Growing your own garlic worth it?

You can plant a different crop, such as beans or squash, after you harvest the garlic next year. Growing your own garlic allows you to experience entirely new flavors from supermarket garlic, most of which is a single bland variety. Garlic varieties vary in flavor from mild and nutty to hot and spicy.

What should you not plant after garlic?

The diseases that garlic can attract affect legumes, by stunting their growth. Even after harvesting the garlic, the bugs can remain in the soil and can still affect the plants. This means that you shouldn’t grow beans and peas after or with garlic.

What is the strongest type of garlic?

Red Donetsk Garlic It is a vigorous type of plant which produces very large cloves. Once harvested, this garlic will keep until at least January. This is our strongest tasting garlic available.

What is germidour garlic?

The description of the French Certified garlic named Germidour can be found here. It is a softneck with semi-erect growth, dark green wide leaves and a strong wide pseudostem. It does not produce a scape.

When was germidour garlic first introduced to Australia?

Germidour was developed in France and first introduced to Australia in 1994 when the AGIA imported 132 cultivars of garlic. The CSIRO number was 135537. Unfortunately this garlic did not survive. This cultivar has been imported more recently by several growers. The description of the French Certified garlic named Germidour can be found here.

How do you take care of a garlic plant?

Garlic is undemanding and will only require watering during particularly dry periods. Harvest garlic from July, when the leaves begin to turn yellow, by loosening them from the ground with a trowel. Gently wash and dry garlic bulbs, then place them in a warm dry position to dry out, prior to storing them.