Let’s Harvest Some Garlic

15 Jun

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Mini-Garlic Harvest!

When: Sunday, June 16 6:30pm*

How: With shovels and our hands

Why: We need to pull out some of the garlic so it can dry for 2-4 weeks before it is consumed.

More details to come.

For more info, check out these posts RE garlic planting and growing.

*Typically, garlic is dried for 2-4 weeks before it is eaten, but we might want to do some sort of tasting tomorrow so we have something to compare with when we sample cured garlic in July.

Update: Here are some snaps from the actual harvest.

Arushi picked a winner

Arushi picked a winner

We used a shovel to lift the earth and protect the bulb

We used a shovel to lift the earth and protect the bulb

Nice garlic pull, Benji!

Nice garlic pull, Benji!

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3 Responses to “Let’s Harvest Some Garlic”

  1. sansley June 20, 2013 at 1:36 AM #

    This was really great Denise! I can’t wait to see how the garlic tastes “cured” for a few weeks. I may try to plant some squash seeds where we harvested the garlic this weekend or later next week. I figure they;ll start to grow and have room to spread when we harvest the rest of the garlic next month. And, yes, I’ll keep my eyes open for those nasty squash vine borers!

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