How I Grow A Podcast by The Seed Collection Published: 26 January 2024

Garlic Gardening: From Clove Cultivation to Culinary Creation

Episode Summary

Unlock the aromatic mysteries of cultivating your own garlic as we team up with the Seed Collection to guide you through the enchanting process from clove to bulb. Whether you're an aspiring green thumb or a seasoned gardener, this episode offers a treasure trove of knowledge, including tips on selecting the right garlic variety for your region, the benefits of using organic seed garlic, and the essentials of planting. We'll walk you through nurturing your garlic with the right balance of sun, soil, and care, culminating in the rewarding moment of harvest. Plus, discover the enriching influence garlic can have on your garden's ecosystem, serving as a natural pest deterrent and an ally to your other plants.

As we travel through the lifecycle of this culinary staple, we'll also spotlight the culinary gem known as garlic scapes, revealing how these flavorful shoots from hardneck garlic not only add zing to your dishes but also encourage your bulbs to thrive. Hardneck versus softneck garlic is more than just a gardener's debate – we'll break down their differences and quirks, from bolting behaviors to storage longevity. And for those eager to enjoy their garlic bounty year-round, we'll share innovative preservation methods, such as creating aromatic herbal infusions, crafting homemade garlic powder, and even the art of fermenting garlic in honey. All the while, we'll stress the importance of clean techniques to ensure your preserved garlic remains a highlight in your pantry. Join us for this odyssey into the world of garlic, where every step from soil to storage is filled with potential and discovery.

The 'How I Grow’ podcast is produced by The Seed Collection in Melbourne Australia. It’s our aim to make gardening more accessible to more people and this podcast is one of the many ways we’re doing that.

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