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Elephant Garlic from The Dirt Doctor's Garden Newsletter



Bulb, cloves, corms and rounds. Elephant garlic just harvested.
Notice the golden corms on sides of bulbs.


I recommend growing all kinds of garlic. It’s easy to grow, tastes good and is quite good for you. Thanks to Garlic Mike, one of the regular callers to my Sunday radio show, I have a strong crop of a special garlic. It is called elephant garlic because it gets so large and is actually a leek. It has large, decorative, round flowers in the early summer and these pretty flowers will often have small black seeds. Regular garlic has small bulblets in the flowers rather than hard seeds. 

Elephant garlic can be purchased from seed companies such as Filaree Farms, but you can also get some of the corms as a bonus when joining the Organic Club of America. Details on how to join:

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To discuss this newsletter or any other topic, tune in each Sunday 8am - 11am central time to the Dirt Doctor Radio Show. The call-in phone number is 1-866-444-3478. Listen on the internet or click here to find a station in your area.

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Naturally yours,

Howard Garrett
The Dirt Doctor


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