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Last garlic

By Penny Stine

It was a sad day when I realized I was using the last bit of garlic from my garden.  I was making chili, and I wanted to brown the hamburger with onions and garlic and this was the last of my garlic stash. Considering that I dug the garlic in July and have been using it exclusively for five months, I guess I shouldn't complain that I ran out of garlic before we ran out of winter. 

Garlic from my garden also went into salsa, canned tomatoes and even pickled garlic (which I keep forgetting to use), so I can't complain that spending $15 for garlic bulbs to plant wasn't worthwhile. Especially since you don't just get the bulbs when you grow it in the garden, you also get the lovely scape. 

The garlic I grew was smaller than what I could find at the grocery store or farmers' markets, but I planted it in the semi-shade (since almost my entire garden is in the semi-shade), so again, I wasn't disappointed. 

The interesting thing about growing garlic is that even though you think you've dug up every little bulb that could possibly be in the ground, you miss a few. So when the temperatures are right, it starts growing again. I like to rotate crops around in my garden, and that means that I now have garlic coming up in three places! Wherever it is, it should survive our current cold conditions, and will probably do better, thanks to the moisture. 

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