December 1, 2022

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If you grow garlic in your Maine garden, thank this man

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If you have ever grown garlic in Maine, you likely have David Fuller to thank.

For nearly a quarter century, Fuller, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension agriculture expert based in Farmington, has been teaching untold numbers of Mainers how to grow hardneck garlic.

Unlike the softneck garlic that is usually found in grocery stores, hardneck garlic has a stiff stem coming up from the center of the bulb and a single row of cloves that are much more flavorful and easy to peel. While most warm weather-loving softneck garlic in Maine is imported from California or even China, cold-hardy hardneck garlic can be grown right here in Maine.

If you grow garlic in your Maine garden, thank this man