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Why, How and When to Plant Garlic

By Tabitha Alterman


Tags: garlic, growing garlic, fall gardening, fall planting, recipes,

garlic bulbs


Garlic is one of Mother Nature's most versatile herbs, with qualities both culinary and medicinal. It's one of the easiest plants you can grow, and it also happens to be one of the few things you should plant right now — in the fall. (Unless you live in Wasilla, Alaska, in which case it's probably too late for you this season — but feel free to bookmark this article for next year!)

 

GROWING GARLIC
For those of you with still-unfrozen ground, here are a few resources to help you get started:

GARLIC FOR HEALTH
Garlic is one of nature's greatest nutritional powerhouses. Learn more about the long list of battles it fights so well:

GARLIC IN THE KITCHEN
And now for some super garlic recipes to put those beautiful bulbs to work:

Love garlic/Don't cook? Check out these Specialty Garlic Restaurants.


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stephanie danz
1/12/2013 12:26:40 AM

I know this is really late - January 11 - but I received ten pounds of garlic and want to plant it. If I make a raised bed (we've been having unusually warm temps) can I plant the garlic? I thought it was a pretty hardy plant. Or maybe in planters in a back room where it will get sunlight and the room is fairly cold. Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks, Stephanie


jen carres
8/23/2012 7:04:44 PM

Consider growing kids' Favorite plant the TickleMe Plant. The TickleMe Plant is quickly replacing the lima bean and as a must grow plant for kids and school gardens. The TickleMe Plant will close its leaves and lowers its branches when you Tickle It!. See video http://www.ticklemeplant.com


bob
11/6/2010 11:03:06 AM

Greetings, Being a disabled person, can garlic be grown indoors? If so, how can it be done? Thank you, Bob


deanna_1
11/7/2008 3:44:18 PM

Hola, I live in Costa Rica can you give me any suggestions on how to grow garlic here in the tropics??