Date: Sat, 11 May 1996 14:07:29 -0800
To: The Culinary Herbs & Spices List <HERBS.HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM>
From: Lynette Scribner <lscrib.GORGE.NET>
Subject: Re: growing garlic
>I have been wanting to grow garlic in my garden but have not been able to find any garlic roots or seeds anywhere. Can anyone tell me how to grow garlic and where I can find what I need?
It's as close as your grocery store or nursery! You can buy garlic for planting at the nursery, but I was told it isn't any different than what you get in the grocery store - just more expensive. (Someone please correct me if I''m wrong!) Just divide up your garlic head into individual cloves and plant them. I was told to plant them in the fall for harvest the next summer. Good luck!
From: "Susan L. Nielsen" <snielsen.OREDNET.ORG>
>You can buy garlic for planting at the nursery, but I was told it isn't any different than what you get in the grocery store - just more expensive.
I would add to this, however, that market garlic may not have been grown in your climate zone, and may not be selected for best performance as a crop in your area. Nursery garlic is more likely to be appropriate for a garden where you are.
From: Fred McNary <Fmcnary.AOL.COM>
Go to the super market, get a bulb of regular garlic, carefully peel off the out side "paper", separate the cloves, and push them into the gorund point up, about 3 inches deep, let them go till the last of the season, and then dig them up.
Any roots left will grow garlic the next year.
-Try a bulb of the elephant garlic, we are going to.