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Garlic 101

The Martha Stewart Show, November 2007

When garlic is cut, chopped, or smashed, a chemical reaction occurs and allicin if formed. Allicin is known to strengthen our immune systems, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and help prevent blood clots. Garlic can easily be grown in your backyard, and fall is the best time to plant it.

Types of Garlic
Softnecks
- California early and late
- Oregon Blue
- Red Toch
- Susanville

Hardnecks
- Chesnok
- Keeper
- Siberian
- Music

Braiding Garlic How To
1. Moisten stems with water.

2. Start with two bulbs crossed over each other; continue to add garlic to the middle, then to both sides, then back to the middle, etc.

3. When adding each bulb of garlic, make sure the stem is placed in the middle of the braid.

4. When tying in the garlic with the outside stems, always finish with the stem in the center.

Resources
Special thanks to Christopher Ranch for giving our studio audience a jar of organic garlic and a bag of garlic bulbs for planting. For more information on the Christopher Ranch and Gilroy Garlic Festival, visit christopherranch.com. Special thanks to Hood River Garlic for supplying the garlic used on today's show. To purchase garlic, visit hoodrivergarlic.com.

Comments (9)

  • 21 Aug, 2008

    SINCE I HAVE A STAINLESS STEEL SINK, ALL I HAVE TO DO IS WET MY HANDS AND RUB THEM ON THE SINK. ITS GREAT FOR ME.

  • 17 Jan, 2008

    You can also use the sides of a stainless steel knife or something else

  • 30 Nov, 2007

    They have stainless steel bars of soap on scandinaviandetails.com for $12. I can't wait to try it because I have a huge problem with smelly hands from onions and garlic.

  • 21 Nov, 2007

    I am also an looking for a stainless steel soap bar. Looked all over the internet and couldn't find one. Any ideas?

  • 9 Nov, 2007

    Are there retail locations that sell the "stainless steel soap bar/rubbing bar" used to remove garlic odor from hands?

  • 6 Nov, 2007

    I agree, Christopher Ranch was the guest on the show, but Hood River Garlic was also mentioned on the show as a source. My response referred to the previous comment where 'nodak76' was looking for planting instructions. I mentioned www.hoodrivergarlic.com, because they sell seed garlic and have planting instructions on their site. Since I have been growing their garlic for two years now, I know it to be a good product.

  • 5 Nov, 2007

    Actually, the garlic used on the 11/02/07 show was not the garlic brand mentioned below, but Christopher Ranch garlic. The other mention is an error. Visit www.christopherranch.com for more info.

  • 5 Nov, 2007

    You are in luck! .. For planting instructions go to:
    http://hoodrivergarlic.com/garlic-calendar.htm
    Hood River Garlic was mentioned on the show as well, and have a GREAT product, so while you are on their site, but some garlic too (if they have any left!), they have definitely perfected the art of growing the best organic garlic!

  • 3 Nov, 2007

    I was looking for printed comments on how to grow the garlic to print off and they weren't given - wish they were here :(