Garlic has been cultivated by humans for 5,000 years. Jeff Poppen likes growing garlic for several reasons. It’s easy, it gets planted in September/October and grows during the off-season, and all parts of the plant are edible. He shares his planting method and favorite varieties.
Plants Featured in this Clip
Allium sativum (Hard Neck Garlic) var. ophioscorodon ‘Music’
Jeff says his parents loved growing plants on their Illinois farm, and he credits them for his passion for growing. He’s made his living growing the best organic vegetables he can. Jeff acknowledges he has learned through experience over four decades. He is also an avid student of old-time farming methods, the way folks grew stuff before all of the chemicals in farming. He is compelled to try and shorten the learning curve for other gardeners. Jeff adds, “My wish is that my love for growing organically inspires others.”