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Growing Garlic


Courtesy of Mike Heath

Steps to growing garlic. TR Left to Right: Laying out rows with irrigation, planting cloves, covered mulch. BR Left to Right: New garlic plants, harvest, drying the bulbs.

Last week I discussed the health benefits of garlic. This is one of the more fascinating plants I've grown, not just for health, but for flavor as well. It's a plant that anyone can grow with little effort. I will throw out a word of caution here. Although you can go to the store and buy a garlic bulb it won't be a variety that will thrive in Wyoming. Nearly all of the garlic in the store is a variety called California White. It requires a warmer climate and a longer growing season. You may be able to grow but it will never reach its full potential.

Garlic has been used throughout the world...

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