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Allium Family: Leeks, Garlic

Learn more about the Allium family — particularly leeks and garlic — with our thorough plant guide that shows you when to sow and harvest, plus the best conditions for these plants.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Solent Wight is Popular Garlic for Cool Climates
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Garlic 'Solent Light'

One of the best garlics for cool climates, this is best planted in fall but also does well planted in spring. Itmatures in late summer and because it is a non-flowering, softneck type, stores extremely well.
Plant Cloves: Mid-fall to early spring
Harvest: Midsummer to early fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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