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Garlic Garlic is widely used in many forms of cooking for its strong flavour, which is considered to enhance many other flavours.
When eaten in quantity, garlic may be strongly evident in the diner's sweat the following day. The well-known phenomenon of "garlic breath" can be alleviated by eating fresh parsley.
The garlic plant has long, narrow, flat, obscurely keeled leaves. The bulb has a flaky, mostly white outer layers of skin like that of an onion. Inside are 2-20 cloves, or smaller bulbs.
Plant the individual cloves from a garlic plant in drills of 5 cm (2 in) and 15 cm (6 in) apart. Ideal soil pH is in the 6.2 to 6.8 range.
Globe Artichoke Globe artichokes are perennials, and produce the edible flower only during the second and subsequent years.
Rooted suckers can be planted each year so that mature specimens can be disposed of after a few years, as each individual plant only lives a few years.
Apart from food use, the Globe artichoke is also an attractive plant for its bright floral display, sometimes grown in herbaceous borders for its bold foliage and large purple flowerheads.

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