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6 Ways to Use Garlic in the Garden

Pest and disease control
Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6:15 PM

6 great ways to use garlic to ward off plant pests and disease in the garden.  It is also just great to eat!

What Should I Do?

Garlic Clove

How to Grow Garlic

A simpler primer on adding garlic to your garden
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 10:24 AM

Garlic is an extremely versatile cooking and medicinal herb. It is a great herb to grow in the backyard, because it is relatively easy to propagate at home, and it is expensive to buy at the store.

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What Should I Do?

Washed Garlic

How to Harvest and Store Garlic

Methods and tips for saving your crop
Monday, August 4, 2014, 6:12 PM

I actually almost forgot to harvest my garlic this year. Thankfully, I wasn’t too late. I was probably a couple of weeks later than I should have been, but most of the garlic was still good. One could say it is a resilient crop. 

When do you harvest garlic?

It really depends on the garlic. I harvested towards the end of June, but it should have been mid-June. It is best to observe the tops of the garlic. You should harvest when most of the leaves are still green, but two or three of the bottom leaves have gone brown. This will typically give you a mature tight head. The idea is to pick the garlic when it is mature, but you don’t want to pick it so late that the cloves start to separate. If you pick at this ideal time, the garlic will store well. » Read more

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10 Unusual Uses for Garlic

More than just pasta and pesto
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 2:49 PM

A great list of uses for the garlic growing in your garden.