The medicinal properties of garlic were revered even in ancient and medieval times going back 5,000 years or more.
In World War I and World War II it was used as an antiseptic for wounds and given to prevent infections like gangrene.
During the time of the plague in the early 1700s, gravediggers in France are said to have used crushed garlic in their wine to protect themselves from the sickness.
Garlic In Modern Times
If you’re only a believer of what’s been researched by modern science you’ll be happy to know that garlic fits the bill. All you need do is Google and you’ll quickly find information on any specific you’re looking for. If you have problems like ulcers that garlic might irritate, that information is also available.
Garlic falls into the category of one of the few things that’s good for just about everything that ails you.
Where Does Super Market Garlic Come From
More than 50% of garlic consumed in the US comes from China. And yep, what you buy in the grocery store more than likely comes from China. If you want reasons for not buying things produced in that country review this post.
Finding a Source You Can Trust
Even if we grow our own garlic, we can’t always grow enough to get us through the year. Finding a source we can trust can be difficult.
GetGarlic.com is a source you can trust and is certified organic. Their large bulbs of seed garlic are grown specifically to be used as seed to produce healthy, hardy garlic in your garden.
This small company is a hands-on family operation. Troy, his wife, and 6 kids grow all 20 of the varieties they sell.
The kids are very much involved in the day to day activities of the garlic business as part of their education. As a matter of fact, Troy wrote recently saying the kids handled all the harvesting this year while he was busy with something else.
To Be Associated With TendingMyGarden.com
As you might recall from past posts, I often get requests from businesses wanting to advertise on TendingMyGarden. Almost without exception when those businesses are further investigated, I find they don’t share the organic values that I encourage. So, of course, I decline their offers.
You can imagine how delighted I was 5 years ago, after an inquiry by Troy Greenberg about advertising, to find that GetGarlic.com shared the values TendingMyGarden encourages.
More Than Just an Advertiser
Troy and I correspond off and on throughout the year and we’ve become good friends.The more I learn about the Troy and his family, the happier I am to have them associated with TMG and to be able to recommend them to you.
I consider them part of the TMG family and appreciate the service and product they offer you, my readers.
Their continued support (now 5 years) goes a long way towards making it possible for me to continue to give you the help you need to be successful in your garden.
I hope you’ll check out GetGarlic.com’s offerings. If you decide to order and have a chance to talk to Troy, his wife, or one of the kids, I hope you’ll let them know how much they’re appreciated.
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