Garlic bulbs are generally sown directly into the soil in autumn for harvesting the following year. A well known culinary herb, it also helps with cold and flu infections.
- Well know culinary herb
- Antimicrobial action
- Stores well after harvest
- Good source of vitamin C
Used around the world for all manner of culinary dishes, the word garlic comes for the Old English ‘garleac’ meaning ‘spear leek’. Although it is often used when the skin has dried, it is really good eaten fresh within a few days of harvest.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: April-June
There are many different varieties of garlic most are planted in the autumn. The individual cloves are spaced about18cm apart in a well-drained sunny site. The neck of the garlic should be raised slightly above the soil. The garlic develops into bulbs over winter and is harvested in summer the following year and either eaten fresh or dried and stored.
Garlic has been taken as medicine and used as a staple in the kitchen for thousands of years. A native to Asia this popular herb is cultivated and grown around the world as a pungent and flavoursome addition to many recipes.
The therapeutic actions on the digestive, circulatory, immune and respiratory systems are now well known.
The bulbs can be infused in olive oil and then rubbed on the soles of the feet where the antibiotic properties act on the lungs and can be smelt on the breath. This oil can be massaged around the ears to help ear infections.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.