I totally hate being told I can't do something.
There is a very strong urban myth that you can't grow garlic from seed, in fact
someone was trying to convince me at the market on the weekend that it was not possible.
For the last few years I have been collecting garlic seed and growing it.
This is a garlic seed head.
It has fleshy little seeds that form after the flower.
I have also collected seed from half way up the stem (internal)
each plant is different and not all plants produce seed.
This is my summer haul from the last crop.
Like the cloves they will vanish to dust if not planted fresh.
I put four seeds in a pot and when up and established I "park" four to six pots around a dripper.
In 12 months time these will be my planting stock for the following year.
This means I can sell some of my crop and not worry so much about replanting the biggest and the best.
If you have ever grown garlic you will know it is best to plant big healthy cloves. The bigger the clove the better the result. If you are growing them for sale it is hard to forgo the good price and easy sale to increase the planting stock. I am confident that I have found the answer to that dilemma.
I am confident that I have "busted" this Garlic myth.
If you don't believe me......prove it for yourself.