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Garlic, many benefits and uses
3/7/2018 | Kendra Rowser
The HERB that keeps on giving
- Helps boost your immune system
- Helps prevent colon cancer, stomach cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer, etc.
- Helps prevent or treat yeast infections, flu, diarrhea, high blood pressure.
- Treats ear aches, muscle soreness, athletes foot, stress, fatigue.
- Adds delicious flavor to many different meals.
- Natural insect repellent
- Can improve your skin
- If you leave the bulb planted in the ground and only clip off the greens, the bulb will continue to produce a lot more greens and will sprout new bulbs for years to come!
- Put them in the ground and then forget about it! They will grow easily and rapidly without you doing anything.
- Garlic bulbs and garlic greens are very potent. A small amount goes a long way.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR GROWING GARLIC & GARLIC GREENS:
- Garlic should be planted in mid-autumn or early spring in a sunny location with rich, well-drained soil.
- Garlic pops out of the ground in early spring and fall.
- Garlic loves growing in cold, wet weather.
- These leaves can be cut down to ground level before winter and used in all types of dishes.
- Keep garlic bulbs in the ground at all times. Don’t eat the bulbs, only the chives. As a result you’ll have many bulbs that will continue to multiply for years to come!
HOW TO USE GARLIC:
- Avoid dried ends or soggy leaves
- Browning or dirty outer leaves can be stripped off, just like green onions
- Trim off root ends and any tough part of the green leaves.
- Chop or slice like confetti and keep in refrigerator.
- For the most flavor, sprinkle RAW garlic chives on potatoes, salad greens, pasta salads, stir fry dishes, veggies, soups, bread, braised-like asparagus, etc.
- For best results, don’t cook garlic chives.
- Add chives right before eating.
- Garlic chives make beautiful garnishes on chicken, fish, beef, pork, etc.
- When cutting chives from the plant, don’t cut lower than 3 inches from the ground.
- May also be used on stir fry dishes or braised like asparagus.
- Produces a garlicky chive-like flavor and application.