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Growing GarlicGrowing Garlic

Garlic is a really healthy vegetable, and is popular in Mediterranean and Asian cooking, so it’s hardly surprising it has become popular to grow at home or down the allotment. Garlic is simple to grow and you’ll get plenty of fat, juicy garlic bulbs, if you grow in a sunny site.  Don’t be tempted to plant garlic cloves from the supermarket though, buy from a garden centre or mail order supplier.

 Benefits of Garlic

  • Daily doses may help lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol.
  • Acts as a nasal decongestant.
  • Has antiviral and antibacterial properties


  • Can make breath smell
  • May induce migraines
  • Occasionally causes contact dermatitis.
  • A member of the allium family that incudes onion and leeks so consider these when crop rotating.
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