Garlic (Allium sativum)

Delicious bread, protection from vampires and pretty flowers — what more could you want?

Photograph copyright — Patsy Collins

Allium sativum is a bulbous plant that grows from divisions of the bulb known as cloves. If a gardener saves some of their own garlic cloves, replanting the best each year, they will gradually produce a good strain well suited to the local soil and conditions. It does best in…

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Patsy Collins

Patsy Collins

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Author, gardener, photographer, cake eater and campervanner from the south coast of England.