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Like onions and leeks, garlic handles Wakulla County’s winters with little effort. The bulbs will be ready for harvest when the weather turns warm in a few months.

By LES HARRISON
and
SAMANTHA KENNEDY
Of Wakulla Extension

The winter weather has finally arrived. The temperatures have retreated to the seasonal averages and, fortunately, the rain has been sufficient to insure good growing conditions.
There are currently plenty of cool season leafy garden crops in production among Wakulla County’s gardeners, but one vegetable offers a variety of uses and taste selections. Garlic planted last fall will produce a bulb commonly used for a nutritional flavor enhancer in a variety of dishes.

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