Chesnok Red Garlic
$9.95 – $215.95
With large pinkish red cloves Chesnok Red wins our beauty contest! Chesnok Red is in the purple stripe family of hardneck garlic. Chesnok grows well in most states, 8 – 10 cloves per bulb, excellent storage and a rich garlicky taste.
Chesnok Red Garlic History
With large pinkish red cloves Chesnok Red wins our beauty contest! Chesnok Red is in the purple stripe family of hardneck garlic. Chesnok grows well in most states, 8 – 10 cloves per bulb, excellent storage and a rich garlicky taste. This garlic hails from the Republic of Georgia in the former USSR.
Growing Chesnok Red Garlic
Plan to plant garlic in fall about four to six weeks before the ground freezes. Prepare the soil by loosening it to a depth of at least 8″ and mix in some slow-release, granular organic fertilizer. Just prior to planting, break up the garlic heads into individual cloves, leaving as much of the papery covering on each clove intact as possible. Plant cloves 3″ to 4″ deep, orienting them so the pointy ends face up. Water gently to settle the soil, and then cover the bed with a 4″ to 6″ layer of straw. Even as air temperatures drop, the soil will stay warm enough for the newly planted cloves to establish roots before the ground freezes. Sometimes you’ll see some green shoots form in fall; that’s fine and won’t harm plants. They’ll begin growing in earnest in spring. Next spring and summer, keep the bed weeded and watered.
Preserving And Storing Chesnok Red Garlic Plant
Make your own garlic powder by dehydrating and grinding garlic cloves. If you grow garlic or purchase in bulk and still have an abundance in storage come spring, it may be worth the effort to turn the excess into garlic powder before the cloves go bad.
Chesnok Red Recipe
When you roast garlic long enough, it transforms from pungent and crisp to mellow and soft. It’s irresistibly caramelized and spreads over bread like butter.
Garlic is low in calories and rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese. It also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients. supplements help prevent and reduce the severity of common illnesses like the flu and common cold. High doses of garlic appear to improve blood pressure for those with known high blood pressure (hypertension). In some instances, supplements may be as effective as regular medications. Garlic supplements seem to reduce total and LDL cholesterol, particularly in those who have high cholesterol. HDL cholesterol and triglycerides do not seem to be affected.
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