Can I Grow Garlic With the Bulbs I Bought at the Grocery?

Do not use garlic (Allium sativum) bulbs from the grocery store for gardening. Commercial growers often treat garlic grown for grocery stores with chemicals for sprout prevention, according to the National Sustainable Agricultural Information Services. Purchase garlic bulbs from regional gardening suppliers for garlic gardening success.

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