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Have you ever wanted to grow your own garlic? Garlic is a very easy plant to grow and one of the most popular herbs in the world. It can also be used for cooking, natural medicine, and even as insect repellent. Learn to plant, grow, and harvest garlic in our guides down below. Happy gardening!

How to Grow ‘Polish Hardneck’ Garlic

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‘Polish Hardneck’ is the garlic lover’s garlic. The flavor is rich, robust, and complex. It lasts in storage somewhere cool for months, and the skin comes off the cloves readily, so it’s easy to cook with and eat. The big, white bulbs are ready in about 240 days and they contain lots of cloves. What’s not to love?

Tips for Growing Garlic in Containers

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If you love the aromatic flavor of garlic in your cooking, why not try growing it at home in containers? Planting in pots saves space in your garden and gives you a head start on the long growing season. With our tips, you’ll be enjoying your own homegrown harvest of deliciousness. Learn how to grow garlic in containers now.

7 Reasons Why Garlic Leaves Fall Over

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Are the leaves of your garlic plants falling over? Several things may cause the foliage to collapse when growing your own garlic, from wind and pests to watering issues and disease. If you want to be able to dig into the tasty bulbs once they mature, you need to figure out the cause of this problem and how to fix it.

How to Identify and Control 7 Garlic Diseases

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Don’t let terrible garlic diseases deprive you of your harvest. Whether it’s botrytis rot or a nasty case of downy mildew, pathogens can kill your plants and rot your bulbs. Learn what to look for, how to tell one disease from another, how to prevent problems, and what to do if diseases do show up. Read more now.

How to Cure and Store Garlic from the Garden

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Garlic is a kitchen must-have. And you can enjoy the rich flavor of your own harvest year-round with one, or all, of our storage methods. Use a traditional braid to hang bulbs from the rafters, or try them dehydrated, frozen, or even pickled. Find out how to cure and store garlic from the garden now. Read more.

The Three Ways to Propagate Garlic

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If you love garlic and want to grow your own, you’ll need to know how to propagate it. Learn about the three different methods of propagating garlic – from cloves, bulbils, or from seed. Discover the pros and cons of each method and you’ll be on your way to an aromatic garlic garden in no time. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Garlic in Warm Climates

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Everyone should have garlic in their garden, even those in hot areas. Garlic takes little space, repels pests, and produces abundantly. It’s possible to grow anywhere in the continental US, but those in warmer regions need to use a few tricks like picking the right types, mulching, and knowing when to plant. Read more.

How to Harvest and Store Seed Garlic for Planting

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You’ve planted and successfully raised healthy garlic bulbs and now you want to store some of them to plant for next year. You don’t want all that hard work to go to waste, right? This guide explains how to harvest, clean, cure, and store your bulbs the right way to make them last long enough for planting. Read more.

How to Grow ‘Chet’s Italian Red’ Garlic

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‘Chet’s Italian Red’ is a softneck garlic that brings less heat to the table than other types. Its subtle flavor is a nice change from that classic spicy kick. Discovered in Washington State, this easy to grow, low maintenance variety is definitely worth seeking out. Learn more about it in this guide. Read more now.

Benefits of Black Garlic and How to Use It

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The flavor of black garlic isn’t as strong as that of fresh or cooked garlic, and it’s packed with healthy compounds! Uncover the secrets of black garlic including its history, how to make it, and where to buy some. Discover its unique culinary characteristics and how to use it, with some fun recipes to try. Read more.

How to Identify and Control Garlic Pests

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Garlic’s pungent smell repels many pests, but there are a few bugs out there that love to prey on garlic. If you want to know what they are and how to fight them, this article will reveal the top five bugs that plague garlic. Plus, you’ll learn what you need to know to keep your garlic healthy. Read more now.

How to Grow and Harvest Garlic Scapes

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Did you know that the firm, cylindrical stalks that emerge from the center of a garlic plant are edible and quite delicious? Scapes taste a lot like the bulbs, with a milder flavor, and they can be cooked in all sorts of creative ways. Continue reading to learn about growing, harvesting, and using garlic scapes.

How to Plant and Grow Garlic in Your Veggie Patch

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Garlic is one of the best loved and most often used kitchen ingredients. Widely appreciated for its many health benefits, it’s a workhorse in the garden too, acting as a natural pesticide and keeping other plants healthy. Keep reading for all the information you need to plant and grow garlic in your garden.

How to Plant and Grow Persian Star Garlic

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‘Persian Star’ garlic (also known as ‘Samarkand’) is a stand-out hardneck type from Uzbekistan with medium-hot, sweet, complex cloves snuggled up in a purple and white striped wrapper. Brought to the US in the ‘80s, it has become an extremely popular cultivar for good reason. Curious to find out why? This guide can help.

How to Propagate Garlic from Bulbils

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Garlic bulbils are small aerial cloves produced on the scapes. They’re free of soil diseases and each bloom can produce up to 100 of these tiny future garlic plants. Read more now to learn everything you need to know to collect, store, and plant garlic bulbils, and harvest and replant the resulting roundels.

Tips for Growing German White Garlic

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Flavorful, nutritious, and easily grown, German White garlic belongs to the Porcelain group of hardneck varieties. With good storage life, this popular choice is a fall-planted variety that requires cold vernalization for big, tasty bulbs that are harvested in early summer. Learn how to grow German White garlic now.

How to Use Garlic As Pest Control in the Garden

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It’s time to put the stinking rose to work against pests in your garden. Garlic, when used as a spray or as a companion plant, has been proven to deter lots of annoying pests like aphids, root-knot nematodes, and spider mites. In this guide, we look at scientifically-backed methods for controlling pests with garlic.

10 Garlic Families to Know About for the Garden

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Garlic is a must-have for the kitchen with flavors that vary from sweetly nutty to pungently spicy, and heat levels from mild to wasabi-like. And it’s easily grown, with varieties suitable for both cold and mild winter locations. To best match your needs, check out the 10 garlic families to know about for the garden.

When and How to Harvest Garlic

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Knowing when to lift garlic for large, flavorful bulbs that also store well is a critical skill that’s well worth learning. Pull them too soon and you’ll have skimpy little cloves. But pull them too late and they can burst their tunics, dry out, or spoil. Learn all about the best time to harvest garlic bulbs now.

9 of the Best Companion Plants to Grow with Garlic

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Garlic boasts a deliciously pungent smell and makes an excellent repellent of pests and even fungi. While there’s a short list of plants not to grow alongside garlic, the list of plants that thrive next to garlic is longer. We narrow down the nine best options for you to companion plant with garlic. Read more now.