Garlic Fun!

Often I’ll chat about an herb or plant, how to grow it, how to fertilize it, how to harvest it, or how to get it to go to seed so you can have a better crop next year. We will study garlic later, but because it’s Halloween time, I thought I’d share some of the folklore associated with garlic.

Garlic was used to increase your courage, and that was good especially when trying to evade evil spirits on All Hallows Eve. Its smell is often thought of as unpleasant by many, and yet used extensively in recipes. It is used as a protection against evil, because wicked spirits can’t stand its smell either. Oh!, and in some cases, garlic has even been used as an aphrodisiac!

Happy Halloween!

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