If garlic eating was worth a gold medal at the London Olympics I reckon the Singletons would be on the plane. When the price went up to $50/kg last year I naturally decided to grow my own.
I refuse to buy product that is shipped half way round the world. Not that I don’t trust border bio-security-hey I was once a public servant.
This year I have planted the garlic a bit early because we will run out in about two months and being careful with my money, I want to get some out of the ground asap.
The elephant garlic I planted last year ended up about 7 foot tall with a stem thicker than a butcher’s wrist.
In a couple of weeks I will jam in another 30 or so cloves. This will be the second crop in the same garden so next year I will use one of the other gardens for my prize winning crop.