Garlic harvest

About six months ago on the shortest day (or not long after as I recall) we planted 200-odd garlic cloves. It looks like almost all of them have grown well and now it’s time to harvest. The tops are just starting to die back which is as good a sign as any they are ready.

garlic_tops

Here’s the garlic haul – we ended up with two of these baskets full!

garlic_basket

They’ll dry out for a few days before we can plait them into strings to dry them properly. This is half the garlic laid out. The rest is on the other side of the lounge (because you just never know which direction the vampires will attack from).

garlic_drying

Look out for future posts on roasting, smoking and cooking with our garlic.


2 Comments »

  1. Suzanne Says :
    26 January, 2010 at 7:58 pm


    Wow that is a lot of garlic! Awesome :)

  2. John Says :
    2 February, 2010 at 12:14 am


    Suzanne, I thought we were doing well with our 200+ heads of garlic until one of the stallholders at the farmers market told me they had harvested 4000 heads – half their crop!

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