Garlic 101

May 15, 2016

Did you know?

Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and rakkyo. Dating back over 6,000 years, garlic is native to central Asia, and has long been a staple in the Mediterranean region, as well as a frequent seasoning in Asia, Africa, and Europe. It was known to Ancient Egyptians, and has been used throughout its history for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Within the species, Allium sativum,
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William Shakespeare

Garlic Quotes

“There is no such thing as a little garlic.” Arthur Baer “He methodically basted the dark skin of the Alsatian, which he had stuffed with garlic and herbs. “One rule in life”, he murmured to himself. “If you can smell garlic, everything is all right”.”  J.G. Ballard, High-Rise “The rabble who had joined the people were overcome by greed, and the Sons of Israel began to wail again, ‘Who will give us meat to eat?’ They said, ‘Think of t
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Growing Garlic

How to plant, weed, harvest, cure and store garlic. Summary. Hardneck garlic has thrived for millennia in the northern hemisphere in a wide range of soil conditions and climates. With a little patience and a few bulbs, you can build up a sizable crop. The cloves are broken off of the bulb and planted in the fall. The cold of winter, also known as vernalization, prompts the clove to break open after a period of dormancy. The mature plant is harvested
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Links

Here’s useful information on garlic, including where to buy it, how to grow it, store it and cook with it, and information about the health benefits of garlic. Websites and Blogs on Garlic and Farming Canadian Garlic– Seeds of Diversity’s Great Canadian Garlic Collection is a national project that explores and documents the many varieties of garlic grown in Canada.  Canadian Organic Growers