When Is the Right Time To Harvest Garlic?: Any recommendations for an eye watering garlic?

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When Is the Right Time To Harvest Garlic?

By dave
June 4, 2013

When the bottom few leaves are dried and brown, the garlic is ready for harvest. I will show you photos of the ready plants, along with tips on how to lift them from the ground and how to cure them for long term storage.

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Sep 8, 2013 3:26 PM CST

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Any recommendations for an eye watering garlic or a good garlic for New England. I'm very ignorant of types. I planted supermarket produce dept. "elephant" garlic (silver skin, I think hard neck?) and the typical Gilroy (CA) garlic. All the elephant garlic yielded one huge clove of very very mild flavor. The other yielded multi-clove but smaller bulbs, also milder than what I can buy.
Evan
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 8, 2013 3:38 PM CST

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I find Garlic (Allium sativum 'Metechi') to be very strong. In fact if I eat it I still feel it the following day. Of course, I like my garlic that way. Smiling

Garlic (Allium sativum 'Early Red Italian') is also good and a little bit friendlier than Metechi.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Sep 8, 2013 5:03 PM CST

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Thanks Dave. I like it that way too.
Evan

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