Garlic – Allium sativum

Wild Garlic is in the Lily family
Wild Garlic

Garlic is a good companion plant for strawberries, cucumbers, raspberries, lilies, carrots, beets, tomatoes, tulips, roses, and fruit trees. It tends to be bad neighbors with peas, cabbage, and pole beans. Garlic in the garden repels Japanese beetles and aphids.

Folk cures with garlic have been used to battle everything from insomnia to seizures. Garlic is mentioned in the Bible and the Talmud. Hippocrates, Galen, Pliny the Elder, and Dioscorides all mention the use of garlic for many conditions. And of course, its use in cooking is well known!

Garlic has been touted as a love potion for centuries. But clearly, both partners need to consume it!


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