There is only one class remaining in the 2023 gardening season. Be sure to check back here next January for more classes!

Growing Garlic and Shallots

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October 17, 12:30-2:00 pm

Albuquerque Garden Center (in Los Altos Park)
10120 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112

Why learn to grow garlic?
(1) Garlic is an important ingredient for so many meals, and it’s a healthy
addition to your daily diet.
(2) Truly fresh garlic is SO much better than the garlic purchased at the grocery
(3) Garlic is easy to grow and rarely attracts pests or diseases.
(4) Garlic is planted in the fall, when there is not much else going on in your
(5) Garlic may need to be watered only a couple times over the entire winter if
mulched correctly.
(6) There is a wide variety of flavor/heat available in different types of garlic.
(7) Many types of garlic will last for months before becoming unusable.
(8) Some types of garlic may be braided to hang up and impress your friends.

Why learn to grow shallots?
(1) Shallots are a divine seasoning to add to many meals.
(2) Shallots are currently a very trendy seasoning for cooking, and we MUST all
stay “with it”.
(3) Shallots offer an onion/garlic flavor, but are milder than onions or garlic.
(4) Shallots don’t need to be used quickly after harvesting as they can last a long
time on your kitchen counter.
(5) While only garlic can repel vampires, it is a little-known fact that shallots can
repel zombies.
Because there are so many good reasons to grow garlic and shallots, the
Albuquerque Area Extension Master Gardeners will be offering a class on growing
these important alliums on Tuesday, October 17th, at 12:30-2:00 pm. at the Garden
Center on Lomas. 
Master Gardeners will have available at least 7 varieties of garlic bulbs and one
type of shallot bulb which will be offered for sale after the class at very
reasonable prices.

This class will be taught by Mary Green, a Master Gardener of almost 4 years.

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Classes also appear on their respective dates in the Event Calendar.  Check it out! 

If you have any questions about the AAEMG Gardening Classes please call the Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service at (505) 243-1386.