I realized earlier this week that the garlic was ready to harvest. It just suddenly started getting brown. There are a few green leaves in there, but it was ready and I had time. Thursday, the garlic was harvested.
I usually have good luck with garlic. This year, the bulbs were nice and big. I dig under them to lift them out of the soil. I was surprised at how deep they positioned themselves in the soil this year. I don't think I planted them any deeper than normal.
After shaking off the extra soil, I put the bulbs on a tote lid for easy carrying.
I leave the stems until they dry completely and all the soil comes off before cutting the stems and storing the bulbs.
The garlic will lay in the shade on our patio while it dries.
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