We grow our own garlic. All of it is propagated from the volunteer plants we found in the garden fifteen years ago. I like garlic in soups, omelettes, all the savory dishes. I’ll even eat a raw clove to get rid of a cold. What a great immune booster it is!
A friend told me how to tell when the bulbs underground are ripe, the foliage of the plants wilts because the growing phase is finished. I dig the “stinking roses” up with a shovel, sun dry them on the back porch, snip off the stems and keep them in a ceramic container in the pantry. My garlic stash usually lasts until January. Then I use the harvested garlic scape seeds as garlic, since I rarely catch them before they head that way. I find fresh garlic is more pungent. Good thing the whole household is eating it!
Do you like garlic? What are your favorite herbs or spices?
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