Garlic Time

garlic timeIt’s super exciting growing your own garlic and autumn is the peak planting time. Follow our tips to get the best results!

Garlic, or allium sativum, has been grown for thousands of years for its strong flavour and is a staple ingredient to most cuisine today. Aside from the great flabour it adds to your dish, it’s also well known for its medicinal properties as it’s packed with antioxidants and heaps of vitamins! In the past, it was used as a “wonder-cure” for everything from pimples to the plague.

Technically garlic is a perennial bulb but is mainly treated as an annual with fresh plantings each year. Planted amongst veggies and under fruit trees the smell may help keep sucking insects at bay as well as warding off any vampires that are lurking around!

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