Purple Stripe Garlic: How To Grow Garlic With Purple Stripes?
The purple stripe garlic is one of the most popular types of garlic in the world. There are many reasons why it’s so popular. First, it looks pretty, especially when grown indoors or outdoors. Second, it tastes great! Third, it grows well in almost any climate and soil type. Fourth, its flavor lasts longer than other kinds of garlic (especially red ones). Finally, it is easy to grow.
What Are The Benefits Of Growing Purple Stripe Garlic?
There are several benefits of growing purple stripe garlic. One benefit is that they taste better than regular kind. Another reason why they taste good is because they have a higher concentration of vitamin K2, which helps prevent cancer and heart disease. They also contain high levels of vitamin C, manganese and phosphorus, all nutrients that help maintain bone health and support healthy skin.
How Do You Grow Purple Stripe Garlic?
You can grow purple stripe garlic either indoors or out. If you want to grow them outside, then you need to provide plenty of sunlight. They do best if they get at least six hours of direct sun every day. You will also need some organic mulch around your plants to keep them from getting too dry. Once the leaves start turning yellow, then it’s time to water your plants regularly. If you want to grow purple stripe garlic inside, then it’s best to start them inside in peat pots or peat pellets 2-3 weeks before last frost. Then be sure to harden them off (put them outdoors for longer periods of time each day) 7-10 days before planting. Once the plants are about 4-6 inches tall, then you can plant them in your garden or container (just make sure they get 6 hours of direct sun a day). Purple stripe garlic likes a soil that is rich in organic matter with a pH between 6 and 7.
The rocambole garlic has been known by many other names including silver wraith, marble garlic and even botanical garlic. This is due to the fact that it displays a unique pattern of white and light pinkish purple. It is also one of the softneck garlics with multiple cloves per bulb. Other types will generally be known as artichoke garlics.
Glazed Purple Stripe Garlic: The Best Of Both Worlds
The glazed purple stripe garlic is one that has the flavor and the appearance. It displays a fine grained and firm texture. It also has the appearance of having been glazed giving it a shine and a porcelain like appearance. It is definitely one for the collection.
In conclusion, we hope that this article will be of great help when picking out the right purple stripe garlic for you.
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Article by David of Planet Natural
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