Growing Garlic on Your Homestead

Growing Garlic on Your Homestead

Growing Garlic on Your Homestead: Garlic is probably one of my favorite flavor “enhancers”.  I can’t think of too many dinner dishes that I leave out the garlic.  Fresh, homegrown, garlic is some of the best you’ll ever add to your dishes and it is surprisingly easy to grow.

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Growing Garlic on Your Homestead

“I sorted through my garlic and pulled out the largest cloves. I usually plant 30 cloves, which provides us with enough garlic for a year. This includes using a majority in jarred sauces and as a seed for the following year. This year I planted 45 cloves so I could share extra garlic. I couldn’t source any extra garlic seed this late in the season, so I sacrificed some of my storage garlic and planted 15 extra. Luckily, I have a lot of lovely farmers markets in my area should I run out next year.”

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