Monthly Archives: August 2013

Garlic Harvest

The hot days have finally done in our garlic, and it’s time to harvest!  It’s hard to believe that each one of these beautiful globes was once just a single clove.

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First, we pulled up each plant, shook the dirt off (easy because we grew them in straight compost this year), and lay them out to finish curing on some old window screens I picked up at the ReStore.

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When the plants were thoroughly dry, we braided them together for storage.  Pretty garlic… and enough to (maybe) last us through the winter!  Next year we’ll try planting more, so we have enough to share…