Farm Focus: Garlic
Did you know garlic is both a vegetable and an herb? If you want this flavorful seasoning in your garden next spring, you’ll want to get it planted in the fall, about six weeks before the ground freezes. This will ensure the plants will begin to emerge in March or early April. While you’re waiting on your garlic, consider some of these interesting facts:
- Garlic is a member of the onion family, which also includes leeks and shallots.
- When selecting garlic at the grocery store, choose firm, tight, heavy, dry bulbs.
- Garlic has been used medicinally since Greek and Roman times. Today garlic is a widely recognized health-enhancing supplement. It promotes the well-being of the heart and immune systems with antioxidant properties and helps maintain healthy blood circulation. One of garlic’s greatest health benefits includes the ability to enhance the body’s immune cell activity.