Growing Garlic in your herb garden is rewarding, whether it will be used for making great garlic bread or as one of the medicinal herbs.

Garlic Herb Plants

Allium sativum

Garlic is known for its pungent odor and taste, garlic is a popular safe and useful natural remedy. Featured in the world's oldest surviving medical text, the Ebers Papyrus, garlic is one of the earliest medicinal plants known to man.

Garlic is a hardy bulb which contains up to a dozen smaller cloves and is a member of the onion family. Garlic is well known as a culinary herb and quite easy to grow in the home garden. In recent years the popularity of Garlic has grown as more people learn of the many health benefits of Garlic.

Garlic has been a staple ingredient in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines for the ages, our British heritage prevented it from becoming an early ingredient in American cooking. English aristocracy did not eat garlic, it being considered more for the peasants of Europe and England. Lucky for the American cuisine, the common garlic-loving immigrants brought it with them as they moved to North America and the new world.

Garlic is delicious but Research also supports the many health Benefits of Garlic

Growing garlic indoors or in your garden

Before planning to grow garlic, it is important to know that there are two types of garlic available to the home gardener.

growing Zones:

how and when to plant garlic in the garden:

Harvest:

Drying and storage of garlic bulbs:

it is the taste and aroma that helps us love garlic!

The following are are two delicious garlic recipes. The first is for a tasty Garlic Vinegar; the second is for crowd-pleasing Oven-Roasted Garlic Cloves.

Garlic Vinegar Recipe:

Use the finished garlic vinegar in salad dressing, or in various marinade recipes.



Oven Roasted Garlic Cloves:

Roast the garlic bulbs in a 500°F (260°C) oven for 30 minutes. When the roasted garlic is finished, gently separate the roasted garlic bulbs into individual garlic cloves.

Serve the Roasted Garlic next to slices of warm Italian Bread with a good imported Chianti on the side!

(Individual garlic cloves can also be roasted in their skins. Just omit the water, and roast for 20 minutes, or until the cloves are soft to the touch.)