Tag Archives: Garlic,

Winter Planting of Onions, Garlic and Leeks

Winter Planting of Onions, Garlic and Leeks by Byron Chitwood, Master Gardener Although onions, garlic and leeks have been around for a long time, it is not really known where they originated. Archaeologists have found evidence that they have been used as a food source through cultivation for at least 7,000 years. No doubt, the early hunter-gatherers foraged for them in the wild along with anything else growing wild that could be eaten. The earliest evidence of domestication and cultivation has been found in China, Asia and Persia…. Read More →

Planting Garlic

PLANTING GARLIC by Karla Basallaje. Garlic (Allium Sativum), is in the amaryllis family and is native to central Asia. There are two types of garlic, the hardneck variety (the bolting type) and the softneck variety (the non-bolting type). Bolting refers to the production of a flower stalk and bulbil, in this case. Garlic is considered by many, as an easy crop to grow; however, it is best to remember the basics: know your soil, your climate and location. Choose a sunny spot to grow your garlic, most growers… Read More →


Garlic by Pat Abramson Nearly half of the 1,000-plus research papers on garlic published in this century found their way into print in the last 20 years.  Garlic has been scientifically proven to reduce the incidence of heart attacks, atherosclerosis, and high blood pressure.  It is said to enhance one’s immune system and help with colds, as well.  An average clove of garlic (almond size) contains substances equivalent to 100,000 units of penicillin:  about 1/5th the average dose, without penicillin’s side effects. Garlic belongs to the “allium sativum”… Read More →


Garlic by Byron Chitwood. The fall planting season is about over.  However, there is still time left to plant spinach, radishes, onion sets if you can find them and garlic.  Garlic is one of the easiest things to grow and a lot of it can be grown in small spaces.  Garlic can be grown the year around in mild climates like we have here in north central Texas. Obtain some seed garlic which is garlic that has not been sprayed for prevention of sprouting.  Maybe you know of… Read More →