Vegetables and Fruit forum: Preserving garlic?

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 6, 2013 5:30 PM CST

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We store our garlic in the bottom shelf of our fridge and that seems to be the best way to squeeze the longest shelf life from it.

But we're wondering about freezing some, or perhaps drying some. Have any of you done that?
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jul 6, 2013 5:33 PM CST
We haven't tried either of those.

We are having trouble curing ours this year with all the humidity and rain. I think we're going to have to move it insde to the basement garage. Already some is rotting.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 6, 2013 7:37 PM CST

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I'm thinking my best bet is to peel and chop the garlic, then mix it with olive oil and freeze it like that. I'm going to give that a try and see what it does. We love garlic. Lovey dubby
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jul 7, 2013 6:45 AM CST
Sounds like that should work, like the minced garlic you buy in the stores but frozen. Do you have that much garlic to store?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 7, 2013 7:01 AM CST

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We grew 8 varieties this year and have maybe 3 pounds of each kind.

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