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Are you thinking of growing Garlic? It’s a great addition to your garden! We came to love to grow Garlic so much we started a Garlic Farm! We both love to eat it and it is such a healthy superfood.
We roast it, grill it and add it to almost everything we cook. We probably eat it every single day. Of. The. Year. Graham loves it raw, me not so much. We slice it up very thin and use just a bit in fresh salads where it adds a wonderful zing!
If you cook the garlic, the smell mellows. If you eat it raw, everyone will smell garlic on you – which might be OK if everyone around the table is enjoying it raw, too!
This Garlic in the photo is Russian Red – it usually grows large bulbs with big cloves.
We especially love Garlic roasted, along with potatoes and beef. Garlic has a wonderful mellow flavour and aroma when its roasted in the oven.
In early August or so, it is time for us to pull all the garlic plants. Later in September, we’ll turn around and plant some of the cloves back into the garlic beds for next year’s harvest.
These bulbs in the photo are partially trimmed. Although the stem part has been removed, the roots need to be trimmed. Then the garlic bulb gets cleaned which often means removing that outer wrapper.
Grow Garlic – A 4 Part Series
I’ve written a four part series all about growing garlic – how to plant it, how to harvest it, dry it and store it. You’ll find the info you need to start to grow garlic. Here’s Growing Garlic – Part 1 to get you started.
Garlic is so easy to grow and it takes up hardly any room at all. It can be grown in a garden, a flowerbed, a container on your deck – anywhere you have a spare 6 inches of soil, you can harvest a head of garlic.
So make this year the year you start to grow garlic!
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