Saturday, June 9, 2012

Harvesting Garlic

Recently harvested garlic.
In the interest of full disclosure, I decided that in addition to a picture of a large impressive garlic (above), I should also show a rather pathetic, 'why did I bother planting this' garlic bulb (below).
Some garlic didn't live up to their potential.
Garlic with tops falling down.
I decided to harvest the garlic after their tops all fell down (you can see them starting to fall over in the above picture, which was taken a week ago).  I didn't get a just-prior-to-harvest shot, because by the time I got out to help harvest the garlic, my husband had already ripped them all out of the ground. Got to love his enthusiasm:
Garlic-less bed.
Below are some of the harvested garlic in a basket.
Another garlic picture!
We put a line across our shed porch, and hung the garlic across the line to dry.  Once they are dry, we will weigh them and prepare them for storage!  We're anxious to find out whether or not the garlic paid for themselves.
Garlic hanging out -- to dry.


  1. Looks like a pretty nice haul of garlic! When did you plant?

  2. Thanks! It looks like a lot, but we planted quite a few, and I'm not sure if our harvest will cover the cost of the seed garlic. I'll have to wait to find out!

    We planted the garlic cloves in the fall -- I believe it was September.


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