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Posted on: September 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Grow Great Garlic!


Ancient Egyptians swore oaths on heads of garlic, early Olympic athletes consumed copious quantities of it, and WW I soldiers used it as an antibiotic.  Now however, garlic is a star ingredient in just about every culture's cuisine.  So, why not grow your own great garlic? Join us at the Woodbridge Main Library October 5 at 7PM to learn about the various kinds of garlic, and which are best for your cooking style. We'll cover soil preparation, foolproof planting instructions, winter care, spring care and summer care, important garlic harvest tips, curing and storage. A list of garlic vendors will be provided along with information on great cultivars to grow.

Registration is required! Please register here or call 732-634-4450.

About Lesley Parness!

Garden historian and writer, Lesley Parness, has worked in public gardens in America and abroad for the past five decades.  She is a popular speaker throughout the mid-Atlantic region, offering illustrated lectures and hands-on workshops to garden clubs, historic societies, Master Gardeners, libraries, and institutions with rare books collections of horticultural merit. 

Before she retired, Lesley served as Superintendent of Horticultural Education at the Morris County Park Commission, where she oversaw education, programming and interpretation at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Willowwood Arboretum, and the Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center for fifteen years.    

Currently, Lesley is a feature columnist for Gardener News Magazine, and contributor to many print and online gardening publications, as well as a Member Emeritus and past President of Garden State Gardens, a non-profit consortium of New Jersey’s public gardens.

This project is supported by funds from LibraryLinkNJ as part of the Level Up Your Library mini-grant program. LibraryLinkNJ and its services are funded by the New Jersey State Library.

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