Interested in cultivating sweet, home-grown onions and flavorful garlic in your own backyard? If so, now is the time to plant. Large, sweet onions are easy to grow in the south from seed planted in October. Gardeners can also grow their own garlic by planting cloves this fall.
Onions and garlic have few pest problems, and crops started now will be ready for harvest in spring. Ensure your success by properly preparing your soil and choosing varieties recommended for our area.
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