Elephant and Jumbo Garlic Clove
How To Plant Garlic. . . 3 Fast and Easy Steps . . .
Garlic plants / clove for sale - are hardy perennial plants that are easy to grow. Garlic is also called the "Stinking Rose" and
grown for its tasty bulb. The garlic plant bulb is made of a series of bullets called cloves. Garlic has a papery exterior which
is white / purple. Garlic is part of the "lily family" and closely related to onions, shallots, garlic chives and leeks. There are 4
main reasons for growing garlic: garlic is a deterrent to garden pest. Culinary, medicinal and gardening.
Garlic plants for sale. Garlic is a valued spice herb that can be prepared in many ways. For example, garlic can be steamed,
baked, chopped, minced, broiled or stir- fried. Also garlic is an added flavor to meat, beef, pork and even ice cream. Garlic for
your good health.
In addition to the culinary value of garlic, garlic has an abundance of nutritional value and many medicinal uses. For example,
garlic is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Garlic is a good source of calcium, phosphorus, Vitamin C and Vitamin
B 6. Current Research shows that garlic lowers cholesterol therefore reducing cardiovascular disease. Garlic has also been
shown to have positive effects in preventing cancer and cold and flu symptoms. Eating garlic has also had significant
results as a digestive stimulant. Garlic plants for sale keep us in good health.
Furthermore, garlic plants for sale make a wonderful companion garden crop. Garlic plants will fight off insects and
unwanted garden pests. Garlic is an easy to grow care-free plant that has a bundle of great benefits -- health protection, add
cooking flavor and garden pest control.
So you will surely want to include at least some variety of garlic plants and cloves as a part of your Spring gardening of
There are several types of garlic. For example, there is hard neck garlic, soft neck garlic and Elephant Garlic. Also there are
many varieties of garlics within these types. Soft neck garlic have a smaller thinner stalk and do not make a scrape (a flower
Hard neck garlic make a flower stalk. It should be removed and can be eaten. The clove under the soil will make a head of
garlic while the scrape makes a stalk with flower. We like to grow garlics that are distinctive for their flavor and size. And the
Elephant Garlic and Notoka Rose are just that.
We grow the Silver skin (Allium sativum) - soft neck garlic -- Notoka Rose soft neck garlic. It is easy to grow and a very
care-free plant. This garlic is hot and pungent and has a strong flavor . The cloves are jumbo size -- easy to peel -- bigger
than the garlic in food stores. Excellent for all types of cooking. The bulb paper is white and the cloves are reddish / purple.
The Notoka Rose garlic is great for making braided garlic.
Where To Plant Garlic Plants For Sale:
The first thing to do is to decided where in your garden you will want to plant your garlic. Here are
some things you should consider when choosing a home for your garlic plants. The location you
choose should have full or partial sun and fertile sandy soil with good drainage.
The garlic plant leaves grow long and board. The leaves may shade smaller plants. Garlic plants
can be planted a long a fence line, in the back row of your garden or in-between other plants. Also
Garlic plants can be planted in containers. The container can be made of clay or plastic. The soil
should have good drainage. Use a 3 gallon container for Elephant Garlic Plants and a 1 1/2 gallon
container for Notoka Rose Garlic Plants. The "key" to growing garlic plants successfully is the
soil. Plant Garlic in between your Asparagus roots crowns.
Garlic plants for sale prefer loose sandy loam soil that is amended with "aged" compost , ag
lime, peat moss and lots of sand for good water drainage. Garlic plants are tolerant of different
soil types and textures. However, hard clay soils will restrict the growth of the garlic plant bulb.
The soil pH should be around 6.2 - 6.8 .
To prepare your soil rototill or hoe-down into the soil about 6 - 12 inches. Add the above
ingredients. After the soil has been prepared it is a good idea to do a water drainage test. The
water test is fast and easy to do and the best thing is that it doesn't cost any thing.
When To Plant Garlic For Sale:
All varieties garlic can be planted in either the Fall or Spring. If garlic plants are planted in the
fall, then the garlic will be able to be harvested early in the Spring. Our garlic plants for sale --
just plant 1 inch deeper than the soil line on the main stem. Garlic cloves -- plant as described in
the 3 Quick Steps below. The "key" to planting garlic plants and cloves is the soil and the
drainage with either partial or full sun.
Why Grow Garlic?
Garlic Plant For sale Varieties
Elephant Garlic: Allium Ampeloprasum
Elephant Garlic Clove is distinctive in size. One garlic clove is about the size of women's fist. The Elephant Garlic
plant will make a 3 lbs head of garlic. Elephant Garlic is also distinctive for its flavor. It is mild and juicy. One clove
can be eaten like a small potato. No garlic breath. Elephant Garlic plants are not true hard neck garlic but similar.
Jumbo Garlic Plants
Wild Garlic Clove Bunch $4.50
Jumbo Garlic Clove
Wild Garlic Bunch $4.50
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