Garlic In Short Supply

 

 

Garlic lovers may find garlic harder to find and more expensive this fall.

Despite all the garlic eaten in the U.S., American growers only produce 5 percent of the world's total supply of garlic. China is the number one supplier with 66 percent!

But now, farmers in China are planting up to 40 percent less garlic meaning less is being imported to the United States.

An added bonus: American produced garlic is grown with less harmful agricultural chemicals than imported garlic.

An even safer alternative is to grow your own garlic.

For more information on growing garlic:

http://www.mercurynews.com/restaurants/ci_13015302?nclick_check=1
http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/homeandgarden/garlictips.htm
http://www.apluswriting.net/garden/garliclovers.htm
http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/homeandgarden/Garlic_From_China.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment.
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.
Website: http://www.apluswriting.net
Email: Current address on website
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