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Friday, July 1, 2011

Bountiful Garlic Harvest


It started to dry just last week and with our hot dry weather, was ready to harvest quickly.
Despite the 108 degrees Fahrenheit on our thermometer, I harvested it Thursday afternoon.  It was too hot and windy to take photos during the process which I covered last year.  After retreating to the shade of the patio, I brushed all the extra dirt off the bulbs and carefully laid them in this bin which I can put in the garage easily should we be surprised by a rain shower.


I'll save the biggest bulbs to use as seed for the next crop and store the rest for cooking.


9 comments:

  1. I love garlic. Hope when I eat it that everyone eats it.

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  2. Looks like a wonderful harvest. Your temps though are horrible. I would positively melt!

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  3. Very nice harvest. I've only grown garlic once and I love it.

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  4. It is really interesting that you are on the harvesting stage and we are on planting cloves at the moment. Lovely garlic!

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  5. They look great! How do they taste? I harvested mine a week or so ago and I was most disappointed mine were hot hot hot! I like it mild. Did you plant the supermarket cloves? That is what I always plant but may change it up this year for a milder variety.

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  6. Great harvest here! I just pulled one yesterday to share with a friend.

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  7. I want to try garlic. .my transplants from last summer didn't make it. .and last fall I couldn't find any at the store to plant. Maybe this fall! I harvest all of my onions the other day too, as the hoppers had eaten off all the greens. .and I was afraid I wouldn't find them as the wind messes with the straw mulch!

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  8. Garlic! Our dream! Unfortunately, our garden wasn't up in time last fall but we will be growing mounds and mounds of it. It's a food group in our house...

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  9. I ended up having to harvest mine when the soil was wet. I need to get the mud off of it. I did a better job getting the bulbs planted at the right time last fall, and at a good spacing. There were still some volunteers that I didn't get thinned as well. Some that I harvested were on the small side, but some were larger than I've ever had. All of these, which are hardneck, were here when we moved in.

    I have them in the shade outside so that they won't get rained on. I should look at your link to see if I should put them in the sun for awhile. It's so humid, that I'm wondering how well they will dry in order to store them.

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