There are few vegetables that have more loyal followings than garlic. For garlic lovers, the idea of leaving garlic out of many vegetable recipes is unthinkable. In this article, we'll talk about growing garlic, selecting and serving garlic, garlic's healing history, and the medicinal uses of garlic.

garlic plant
The plumpest garlic cloves should be used for cooking; the others
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About Garlic

Garlic is a hardy perennial that looks similar to onion except that the bulb is segmented into cloves. The flower head looks like a tissue paper dunce cap and is filled with small flowers and bulblets.

Common Name: Garlic
Scientific Name: Allium sativum
Hardiness: Very Hardy (will survive first frost)

In the next section, we'll show you how to grow garlic.

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