Growing Garlic in Your Survival Garden

“Backwoods Home Magazine” for September/October, 2017 (Issue #167), includes an article on growing garlic.

If you don’t already grow it in your survival garden, you should consider it because garlic is useful for both food and medicine.

The article tells you about…

  • Planting
  • Harvesting
  • Using garlic scapes

Below this excerpt is a link for you to read the whole article.

How to grow garlic

By Melissa Souza

Garlic is easy and rewarding to grow. I use it throughout the year, as it is extremely easy to store. Garlic is one of the most commonly used ingredients in cooking around the world, but there are also many health benefits to adding it to your everyday cuisine. It is reported that high blood pressure, hypertension, blood clots, and infection can be prevented or cured by ingesting garlic.

Evidence of garlic use has been found as far back as the ancient Egyptians. During the Black Plague in Europe, gravediggers added crushed garlic to their wine in order to protect themselves from the plague. During World Wars I and II, wounded soldiers put garlic on their wounds to prevent gangrene or infection.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. (541)247-8900.

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

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