Common name: ALLIUM SATIVUM
Plant Classification: Hardy perennial
Packet Content(approx.): 8
Garlic a native of central Asia is a close relative of the onion, shallot, leek and chives. Dating back over 6,000 years, garlic has long been a staple food in the Mediterranean region, as well as a frequent seasoning in Asia, Africa, and Europe. It helps reduce heart disease, lowers cholesterol levels, and mildly lowers blood pressure. It was known to Ancient Egyptians, and has been used throughout its history for both culinary and medicinal purposes. (8 cloves per packet).
Sowing advice: Garlic is best planted in well-prepared ground between September and November although planting may be left until spring. Plant the individual cloves, root side down, about 2 to 3 inches deep and 12 inches apart. Harvest the complete bulbs as they are produced and break apart to obtain fresh cloves of garlic.
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