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Who doesnвЂ™t love garlic? Its robust flavor adds dimension to almost any dish and the best part is вЂ“ itвЂ™s extremely easy to grow! The best, tastiest Garlic comes straight from the garden. Our Softneck California Garlic is known for both its culinary and medicinal aspects, making it a home garden favorite. What is standing between you and freshly grown, flavor-packed garlic? Just a few simple steps this fall and you’ll be harvesting plenty of delicious garlic come summer!
1. Choose your Variety. – This Fall, we’re carrying two easy-to-grow varieties that winter-over to harvest in the summer. California Softneck is a culinary favorite and fabulous in pasta, stir fries, bread and so much more. Hardneck Red Chesnok is just as flavorful and known for its gorgeous purple coloring. The full-bodied, bold flavor is perfect for cooking with and the cloves are also easy to peel!
2. Plant вЂ“ Separate cloves from the bulbs and plant each clove, pointed end up, 4вЂќ deep in a sunny spot. Space the cloves 6вЂќ apart, with about 12вЂќ between each row you plant.
4. Enjoy! When the green growth starts to die back (around mid-summer), this means it is time to harvest and start curing. Curing is basically drying the bulbs out вЂ“ simply place them in a warm, sunny area for several weeks. Once the stalks are dry, cut them off and you are ready to start chopping! Garlic can be stored for a long time in a cool, dry place by roping or hanging in netted bags.
You will enjoy your next garlic-infused dish so much more knowing it came from your own green thumb!