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Glorious Garlic: From Garden to Table

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Garlic is one of the oldest crops in the world, and it's still a food staple in almost every culture. In fact, in the United States we eat over 250 million pounds of garlic a year. Every home cook uses garlic at…  READ MORE right arrow
Bill Dugan
Garlic is a staple in cooking throughout the world. In Asia, thought to be the birthplace of garlic, it's still used heavily in almost all cuisines. Most Middle Eastern and European cooks use it daily and it's definitely a mainstay in Chinese cuisine. Although sparingly used in northern Italy,…  READ MORE right arrow


USDA Hardiness Map
Garlic is a cold-season crop that prefers cooler temperatures. It is typically grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3 to 8, although it can be successfully grown in some parts of zone 9 as well.  READ MORE right arrow
Softneck garlic has a long shelf life and it is the variety most often seen in grocery stores. The two common types of softneck garlic are artichoke and silverskin.  READ MORE right arrow
Garlic is easier to grow than you might think. In fact, home gardeners have grown garlic in every state in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii! Hence, there are varieties of garlic suited for every climate. Hardneck varieties prefer long, cold winters, so are better for northern climates, while softneck varieties are great for hotter areas.  READ MORE right arrow

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