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The brown spots can be a bruise from handling or a bruise caused by heavy soil. We learned the hard way to avoid planting in heavy clay. Loads of brown spots from cloves trying to swell against hard soil, or a rock or buried root etc. The bacteria get into the bruised clove and quickly discolours it. We added lots of compost and tried to make our garlic ...


Having had the hardening of garlic granules problem for some time and tried all the other additives like rice and beans etc., without success, I finally came up with this solution and has worked well for me for the past 4 months. Remove the top from an empty tube of Vitamin effervescent tablets. With a sharp knife (I used a scalpel) cut off the soft spring ...

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