Chadwick Holmes wrote: I was thinking on the lines of white clover etc
Davis Bonk wrote:So overseed legumes so they choke out the weeds and themselves but can't compete with the garlic. I think I'm gonna give this a shot. Its still gonna require cultivation and or mulch around the plants.
This would depend on your spacing.
Would winter rye take over garlic?
Roberto pokachinni wrote:I've always wanted to try planting garlic in permanent strawberry beds. I also like the idea of planting melon (in my area, squash/pumpkin) type vines to the side and allowing the vines into the crop. This could work well with garlic, and with strawberries I think, from my experience. By the time the vines got really going, the strawberries would be done, and the garlic might be tall enough and strong enough to handle it. The only problem is a heavy squash being in the garlic patch. hmmm.
Josh Heyneke wrote:Has anyone managed to experiment with clover as a living mulch under their garlic since this thread was started?
I planted a garlic patch up in November 2017. The garlic has gotten off to a good start on weed free raised beds. Planning on sowing persian clover and yellow trefoil underneath the garlic in spring.
I'd be interested to know if anyone has any more results / info to share.