How to Grow Garlic in 5 Easy Steps + VIDEO

07/13/2011 11:58 am ET | Updated Sep 12, 2011

If you are married to an Italian (like I am), are Italian yourself, or have any fantasies of being Italian, you probably want to grow garlic. Don't tell the Italians, but it's one of the easiest things to grow in your garden. Recently Pat Corpora, a real 100% Italian born in Sicily, stopped by to stake my tomatoes, but while he was in my garden, gave a brief lesson in growing garlic (which my husband does).

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