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Herb of the Month: Garlic


Last updated 8/26/2020 at 2:12pm

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Garlic bulbs grow on delicate green stems. Garlic is a beneficial herb useful for a variety of health issues.

Garlic or Allium sativum is from the Liliaceae family. Grows in grass like clumps with a height of 1 foot and a width of 6 inches. The flowers are small, rose-white or green-white, clustered in 3-4 inch globes, on tall stems rising from the underground bulb. The leaves are thin, narrow, flat, gray-green, straight, pointed. The fruit are small black seeds, although small bulbs may also develop and can be planted. The bulbs are globe-like, containing 8-20 individual cloves, surrounded by a white, sometimes pink, paper-like covering. It normally blooms from June to July here on the front range...

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