Growing garlic seems to be surrounded by rumour, lore and controversy.
Growing garlic from bulbils, the small round bulbs found in the scapes or stems of garlic, is generating new interest. The practice was brought to Canada by European immigrants, according to anecdotal evidence. By planting bulbils, growers can rejuvenate garlic strains and have a back-up source of garlic in case the bulbs die or become infected with disease.
Garlic has been used to cure many ailments for thousands of years but just recently it has been used specifically to repel insects and fungus.