Garlic harvest

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    We harvested our garlic yesterday and hung it in the barn. We have adequate garlic for the next year (my husband says enough for the entire town!). This is just plain old garlic from the grocery store two years ago. I save two heads and replant in the fall.
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Looks great! I love garlic and grow lots too. You cant have too much haha
     
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    Gosh that's a LOT of garlic!! Just as well my husband doesn't live near you or he'd be sneaking off with some. ;)
     
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    Eileen, Ian would be welcome to some garlic--no need to sneak!
    Nettie, I agree, there is no such thing as too much garlic!
    I like to roast a whole head, squeeze out the soft garlic from the cloves, and mix it with unsalted butter. I do quite a bit on a day I can have the screen door and kitchen windows open (you can guess why!). The butter is frozen in one tablespoon amounts, and used when needed on vegetables, meats, or toasted baguettes.
     



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    No need to open the windows ect. Just have a sample tray by the door for the visitors ! And if there are no visitors,, thats more for you !
     
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    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    Wowzers! I will harvest mine in July, I can only hope it looks as good as yours.
     
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    Lovely, lovely, lovely.....
    Gad, I can almost smell them.
     
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    Sjoerd, I just went out to check on the hens' egg production, and judging from the "fragrance" in the barn, you just may be able to smell our garlic!
    EJ, I'm willing to bet your garlic is better and bigger than ours!
     
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    I will have to grow garlic....when do you plant it? Do you plant now for the fall?
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Your does look good, but we don't eat it.
    I grew one small crop of garlic a few years ago, that's when we realized that neither of us like it.
     
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    Hummer, being in Georgia, you will plant in the fall and harvest in the spring. It is one of the easiest things to grow--just pop the cloves in the ground, keep most of the weeds away, and when the leaves start to turn yellow and flop over in the spring you yank it up, hang it to dry, and, depending on the humidity, you'll have lovely garlic in two or more weeks.
    I bought grocery store garlic and planted its cloves, and then saved a couple of heads to separate into cloves and plant in the fall. No need to go for "gourmet" garlic or any specific variety unless you are really into garlic. We've been planting the offspring of the grocery garlic for three years now.
    Word of warning--home grown and air-dried garlic is stronger than the grocery garlic.
     
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    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    Marlingardener, don’t bank on it, my plot is riddled with allium white rot so our crop is usually patchy and I can’t store it for very long. This year I am going to crush any that aren’t going to store and freeze them in ice cube trays so I have garlic portions at the ready.
     
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    MG thanks for recipe for garlic butter. What a great idea!
     
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    EJ, is there any possibility of growing your garlic in containers? As long as any tools you use are either dedicated to the pots or sterilized before using, your garlic should escape the dreaded rot.
    The other alternative is, I could send you some!
     
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    Hello! Sorry I know I'm late to the thread but how did you grow garlic from store bought cloves? I tried that and just got extremely thin shoots which started drooping and yellowing within a few weeks, and obviously the garlic wasn't ready. Do you think I got the wrong variety or did something wrong while growing them?
     

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