A few weeks ago I read an article in one of my gardening magazines about new garlic called Topinky Wight. An amazing coincidence as the article continued that this garlic was first grown in Czech Republic, near a town called Pilsen.

Well, I come from the Czech Republic and I lived in the town of Pilsen all my life, until I came to the UK in 1968. Of course I had to get it and try for myself.

I ordered 4 bulbs from my favourite company – D.T.Brown – and a few days later I was planting them on the allotment. I very much hope it’ll do well and I’m looking forward to using it in exactly the same way as the article describes.

I had 26 plump cloves of the new garlic to plant


and here they are. Here’s hoping for a big harvest.

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