Garlic 'Australian Purple' (2 Heads)
Garlic is divided into several groups and the first to plant and harvest are the Turbans. Turban garlics are hard neck, weakly-bolting garlics with bulbs that are usually flattened globe shapes, the scapes generally grow as an upside-down U with umbels resembling a turban. Early to plant and harvest, the cloves are generally plump and found in a single layer of 7–15 cloves to a bulb with easy to peel skins. Raw cloves have simple, crisp savoury flavours that can be initially mild to hot, but the heat quickly fades. Lovely roasted.
Planting tips: Break the head into individual cloves and plant them pointy end up, about 7cm apart in a well-prepared bed. Cover with 2–7cm of soil (deeper in warmer climates, shallower in cooler climates) and mulch to prevent weeds competing with your bulbs. A slow-growing crop, allocate garden room for at least 6–9 months. Water when required or during periods of drought while actively growing. Harvest when tops die down. Dry and store.