Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February. Any items ordered with your Garlic Pre-Order will only be shipped once the garlic ships.
Garlic has a very specific planting window that needs to be adhered to. If you plant at the wrong time of the year you will not have the best results.
We start supplying garlic from the end of January every year. Please sign-up to our newsletter to get a heads-up on garlic (and other) planting seasons.
Let me also answer a common question that I get, as to why the garlic that you buy from your friendly green grocer does not grow.
China is the world’s leading exporter of garlic with over 75% of the world’s production coming out of China. Most garlic on the shelves in imported from China, to be imported into South Africa this garlic needs to be irradiated (Yes, stuck into a nuclear reactor) this is to ensure that no live soil borne pathogens are carried into the country, and planted by a gardener looking to get some free garlic the following year. The process of killing off any potential soil borne pathogens also destroys the viability of the garlic you have bought.
We have a special contracts in place every year for local garlic growers to grow out A grade garlic seed for us. This allows us to supply you with top quality garlic cloves that will grow and produce stunning garlic for your own consumption.