upon a time I was told that an easy way to control aphids on rose
bushes is to plant garlic at the base of the rose. So, I went the
grocery store and bought a bulb of garlic. Sure enough it
worked. And I get the bonus of these big, beautiful flower
heads. (You probably don't want them in an indoor display
an idea of how large garlic plants get, from bulb to flower head.
Notice the twisted and
deformed garlic that got tangled with some vines as it was growing.
the cluster of "cloves", each an individual bulb which can be
separated and planted for next year. They are also the cloves
listed in the cooks recipe. Modern garlic does not produce viable
seed, for millennia garlic has been cloned (reproduced asexually) from
an ancient ancestor.
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