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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 10:09 AM

2. what I learned about garlic from calling Whole Foods

Because all garlic is sprayed with a growth inhibitor, one can't plant garlic from the store. Organic garlic is the exception.

The Resident Gourmand here thought this garlic from WF would be good to grow because it is "easy peel."  It is also expensive. However, in calling Whole Foods corporate and speaking with their produce manager, I learned that unless it is organic, it probably has been sprayed with a growth inhibitor--thus no good to a gardener.

Organic garlic from the grocery store can be used as it is the only kind not sprayed with a growth inhibitor. Also the kind you order from a nursery for planting, although they charge a lot for it.

edited to add: garlic at Burpee's is priced at around $17 for half a lb which is about 5-6 heads, each head has 14 cloves. It depends on the variety--that's just an example.

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