Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Garlic

It is August and now is the time to start harvesting and planting garlic! If you have never planted garlic, now is the time to give it a try, and if you have then there is always something that you can learn!
Garlic (allium sativum,) just the sound of the word or the smell of it on some body's breath can send you running for your life in the opposite direction! What most people don't know is that garlic has a hugely long history. Garlic is believed to be first originated in central Asia and then brought around the world by traders. Now everyone knows what garlic is, even if they don't like it. However, if you are like my family and I, you know that the more garlic you use the better everything is.
I remember when I was really young, there was a next door neighbor girl who would come over all the time because she loved the way our house smelled. As she said, our house smelled like garlic. I tell you what, you will not meet very many people like her. Often she would leave her stuffed animals at our house for a week or more, so that the smell of our house would penetrate her toys, this way she could smell garlic at her house!
Now I am not saying that you have to leave your toys at my house, because if you do I will throw them away! What I am saying is that you too can have a house that will draw people from all around because of the pleasant aroma!
I was going to post the article that I wrote explaining when to plant garlic, how to care for it, and when to harvest it; but I found that the article is way too long to be published here. For your sake I will just leave the link for it, and if you want you can read it! Click HERE for the article about garlic or you can click on any of the garlic pictures
Hope you enjoy!



~Zach

5 comments:

The Organic Gardener said...

I have had people tell me that they could not leave a comment on my blog, so I thought I would explain how to leave a comment!

At the bottom of each article is text that reads...

"Posted by The Organic Gardener at 9:58 AM 5 comments"

1. Click on the word "comments"
2. This will send you to another page were you can write your comments. underneath the comment you wrote, it asks you to "Choose an Identity"
Choose "Anonymous" this will let anyone leave a comment!

Hope this helped.

~Zach~

Anonymous said...

...Your article on garlic was so funny and I enjoyed reading it and hope to read more. I used to plant garlic but its been years. Planted mine in the fall! Thanks for sharing your wonderful site!
Robin

Anonymous said...

Zach I love reading your blogs. I am not interested in garlic but the way you write about things I find myself enjoying every word no matter what the subject is. Great job.
Kathy

Robj98168 said...

Thnaks zack- I have never known about planting garlic until reading your post and your article. Thnaks again!-Rob

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