Second and third year hardneck varieties grown from bulbils. The third year bulbs are between 2-3cm diameter and the 2nd year bulbils are a combination of rounds and small bulbs 1-1 1/2cm diameter.

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Comment by Megan on January 23, 2013 at 12:21pm
thanks Joe. your garden's looking really great - the way your photo's are loaded don't allow me to add a comment:( most of these are from the bunch that I grew in the poly boxes last year. how did yours turn out?
Comment by josephal on January 23, 2013 at 8:59am

looks great megan

Comment by Megan on January 13, 2013 at 11:58am
me neither until I started reading up. Hester introduced me to the Gourmet Garlic site and from there, I started trawling the web for other sites.
Comment by Megan on January 11, 2013 at 3:27pm

thanks alot, my plaiting skills have improved with practice (even if I say so myself! :) I don't know the varieties of any of my garlic and still trying to finger out what groups they are let alone the name :)

I have two types with the vivid purple bulb wrappers, a weakly bolting softneck that Kali gave me that has a lovely mild flavour and matures early and is possibly an Asiatic/Turban and a hardneck with only 4 cloves that could be a Creole or Marbled purple stripe.

I think that the Serpent Early Red is a rocambole which has more cloves per bulb than either of the purple softneck or the hardneck I grow. I'll send you a couple of the dark purple rounds and some bulbils of the hardneck and maybe you can try to figure out which group they belong to.

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