By Alexa Erickson
Delicious garlic has added a divine aroma and decadent taste to kitchens and dishes around the world for centuries. An ancient bulbous vegetable, garlic grows from individual cloves in the ground that break off from a whole bulb. As each clove multiples in the ground, new bulbs of between 5-10 cloves are formed. The pungent plant is great for beginners and green thumb enthusiasts alike. It requires little space in the garden and results in a promising food for adding flavor to sauces, stews, meats, and more. Garlic also contains chemical compounds known for a surplus of health benefits, including working as an anti-inflammatory, improving cardiovascular health, and reducing the risk of cancer.
Read on to get your garlic growing in no time and reap the delicious and healthy benefits of the flavorful plant.