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Original Message preserving garlic
Quoting B.Richardson: ------------
My garlic harvest was very bounteous last fall. I still have about a pound of garlic bulbs, and they're starting to sprout! What should I do with them? Plant them? Freeze them? Any ideas? I've given some away, but there's still a lot left...Help!

Once garlic sprouts, it begins to get bitter -- I'd plant it. I imagine you already know it's a two-year crop. Garlic does freeze very well, and easily, though, if you are inclined to overlook the bitterness of the sprouted cloves. Just break it up into cloves but don't peel them. Pack into jars or bags and freeze. When you need a clove or two, hold them in your fist for a moment and the peels will come off like magic. If you're a real garlic lover, you might be interested in my son's method for making garlic pickles -- that's picked garlic cloves, not garlic-flavored pickles.

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