Celebrated on April 19th
Garlic is one of the oldest cultivated crops. It was fed to the builders of the Great Pyramid in Egypt in the belief that it gave them strength and endurance. Garlic applied on wounds can heal them faster. During World War I, this healing quality of garlic was used extensively by British soldiers.
In Stockholm, Sweden, there is a restaurant called ‘Garlic and Shots’. Specialty of the restaurant? Everything you find on the menu has garlic as an ingredient and that includes even the desserts! Yes, they offer garlic ice cream and garlic cheesecake.
Keeping garlic nearby is said to ward off mosquitoes. Protect your garden by making a natural pesticide out of garlic, mineral oil, water and liquid soap. Critters and pests don’t like garlic!