|Cracking bulbs into cloves. Photo by Eric Fletcher.|
Follow this step-by-step guide that takes you through the growing process from clove to bulb
For gardeners who enjoy eating the “stinking rose” as well as garlic scapes (flower buds), there’s nothing quite like planting your own cloves of garlic. Furthermore, some of us avid connoisseurs enjoy experimenting with purchasing different varieties of garlic and seeing which types do best in our hardiness zones, soil type and microclimate growing conditions.
Here at Spiritwood, the 100-acre farm north of Quyon, Quebec (50 km northwest of Ottawa), that my husband and I own, we’ve been planting garlic for years in our organic, raised-bed veggie garden.
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