I really don’t know too many people who don’t like, if not love, the taste of garlic. It is used on pretty much every continent and every culture. Growing garlic is something everyone should learn how to do! Hardy and cold resistant (in fact, most garlic prefers the cooler temperatures!), it is an extremely easy plant to grow, even in containers! Each clove of garlic on a bulb is all you need to grow your own garlic plant and reap the rewards, too! One clove will grow into one bulb – talk about a return on investment!
We easily use 25-30 bulbs of garlic a year and that doesn’t include the seed for the next crop! I use it in everyday cooking, pressure canning recipes, and pickle some up on the side, too! Our goal this year is to harvest 50+ plants of both a red German hardneck variety and a larger, though more mild flavored, elephant garlic variety. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at growing some edibles, garlic is a great way to start!