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Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Gift of Garlic

Elephant garlic

I was discussing garlic with a vendor at the local farmer's market. He just picked up a piece and said, "Here, see what you can do with this. Plant it." I was stunned and pleased. That was back in May.
Since I have never planted garlic, my plan is to get this into the ground at the end of September. A few cloves will go into containers, but I am not sure about container growing garlic. I welcome any and all advice.
I love garlic but rarely use it because, just because. In the future, this will change. I believe garlic is good for a body. I really fear the garlic from stores is from China, grown in toxic sludge. Food from China frightens me.
Your turn
Have you ever planted garlic in a container and had luck with the crop? 


  1. I always plant garlic near a rosebush, it keeps the aphids away.

  2. Jan,
    Thanks for that bit of information. Is there anything that should not be planted near garlic?


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