Last fall I planted a bed of garlic.
It had been years since I’d planted garlic but we use garlic all the time and I was hoping for a good harvest. I kept the bed weeded and watered. I read up on garlic, how to grow it, when to harvest and how to dry it. As the leaves began to turn brown I decided to harvest. After all the “experts” said to harvest your garlic when the leaves were 2/3rds died back.
Was I ever surprised at my harvest! The stems didn’t seem that thick and I wondered if the bulbs would be small and not formed well. There are a few smaller sized bulbs but for the most part the bulbs are well formed and quite large. I do believe we’ll have enough garlic to get through the winter.
I set up two sawhorses in our garage with an old screen door on top. It was a perfect place to dry the garlic. You don’t want to dry it in direct sun. Now our garage smells like garlic but I don’t mind.
Wonder if I can figure out how to braid the garlic?
Won’t be long before I’ll be planting garlic again.