Garlic: the goddess of the edible garden. Few ingredients are as ubiquitous, raunchy, and intense, yet all the while delicate, complex and heroic as garlic. The cloves of Allium sativum are indeed a sophisticated bit of phytochemistry, loaded with heaps of pleasure inducing flavonoids that not only taste amazing but also confer a wide array of health benefits (e.g. blood pressure reduction, cholesterol reduction). The pungent oils are also associated with everything from discouraging vampires (may or may not actually work...) to serving as a versatile garden-mate in companion planting strategies. Garlic is an herb to love, and definitely one to grow.