The joys of garlic

This photo does not really do justice to how exciting of a scene this is: 50′ of garlic. About eight varieties.

Anytime someone is our family gets sick (which is often with little kids), we cook with garlic for  a week and it seems to keep the cold/flu from rampaging through the entire family. It’s pretty cool to see a two year old pulling cloves out of the baked garlic, mashing it on homemade bread, and scarfing it down.

This book was particularly helpful for selecting garlic that does well in our area, planting it right, and learning how to harvest/store it to last for months: Growing Great Garlic: The Definitive Guide for Organic Gardeners and Small Farmers.

Oh my gosh, I cannot wait.