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Glorious Garlic: From Garden to Table
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
Garlic is part of the onion family of plants, and there are two types: softneck (Allium sativum) and hardneck (Allium ophioscorodon). Softneck Garlic 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… READ MORE
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,… READ MORE
Nitrogen-rich fertilizers are best for garlic, so choose an organic fertilizer such as bloodmeal, chicken manure, or a synthetic fertilizer that's high in nitrogen. We recommend getting your soil tested to see which nutrients your soil is lacking. Check with your local university or garden… READ MORE