Vegetables and Fruit forum: Garlic harvest

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jul 24, 2017 12:49 PM CST
My son says this looks like some weird cult thing. Hilarious!
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Jul 24, 2017 3:13 PM CST
LOL, Karen!

Those are very nice looking, big garlic bulbs -- I've only harvested one of my 4 varieties so far, the Ajo Rojo; it's a Creole type and the bulbs were pretty small this year, doubt that I'll grow it again unless I try planting some in my greenhouse (or unless the other types are also smaller than usual due to our somewhat unusual weather this year).
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jul 24, 2017 3:36 PM CST
Our garlic was huge this year! The elephant garlic is supposed to be. The other one, Killarney red, was about the same size. Each clove is about the size of a walnut. Each bulb about the size of a tennis ball.

Karen
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Jul 24, 2017 4:28 PM CST
Your garlic looks great, Karen.

We harvested ours about 2-3 weeks ago, and we also had a good garlic season. Some varieties were a little smaller than others, but mostly that was due to the variety. The porcelein varieties we grew were amazing--large, healthy looking heads. Now curing in our basement (although we don't hang ours, just dry them on wire shelves). Yours look way cooler drying.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jul 24, 2017 5:05 PM CST
I had them drying on the floor first, on newspaper, greens intact, for a couple of weeks. I trim and hang them there so they're close to the kitchen. I only have to go down a few steps to get a bulb.

Those muslin bags hold potatoes, garlic, and onions. Smiling Little space in my kitchen.

Karen

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