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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Harvesting Garlic

This is the first year my husband has grown garlic. We received  the bulbs from my sister-in-law Maggie.  One of the reasons we sought to grow our own garlic, was due to the lack of flavor in some of the store bought ones. Have you noticed the bigger the garlic the less flavor it seems to have? Not only that but it tastes different.

Some interesting facts about garlic is that it is planted in the fall, and harvested in the summer.The plant fully grown has the appearance of miniature corn to me  To plant take the bulb separate into cloves planting the blunt side down 1 1/2 deep, 6 inches apart.

The garlic is ready to harvest when 2/3 of the leaves turn yellow and dry up.
After harvesting let garlic sit out side until the dirt is dry.

The mud will peel off with one of the layers of paper skin.

Cut roots short from top of garlic.

Place in refrigerator in butter compartment enjoy.

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