Exciting. Well Exciting for me!
I dug up my first three garlic bulbs from last year's
planting. Got them tied up and hanging in the garage.
They have pretty red wrappers too! And they didn't seem
too mad at me for planting them up-side-down (didn't
know any better at the time).
1) how long do I need to leaving them hanging? (I
presume I am drying them out.)
2) how would a save a few cloves for planting
in the fall? (I am afraid they will rot on me
if I leave them out.)
On 08/17/2014 01:38 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Hi Buck Wheat,
How do you store you cloves until then?
Couldn't resist the one with the skins breaking
on all the cloves. Most of it wound up in my
Couldn't resist: I tried a sliver. Wow! Peppery
like a great first press olive oil, buttery,
and oh so much garlic flavor. I bet my breath
sure does smell pretty!
Hope this doesn't ruin me for store bought garlic in
the off months.
I am planning on replanting my garlic after the first
freeze kill off my Zuke and tomato plants. Sound
right to you?
If the stems are dry and the wrappers dry and paper-like,
they are prime for storage.
Keep the whole bulbs in a cool but not damp place with reasonable
air circulation and they should last for months. Any that don't have
good wrappers (that is, the tops of the cloves are poking out)
should be used first as they will dry out or sprout first.
Your garlic should last to fall planting without rotting or sprouting,
and months beyonds.
I would suggest you leave the choicest bulbs intact until planting
time. (Don't eat your seed stock.)
I have only grown garlic two times, so I am no expert so take for what it is
My garlic is stored at room temp keeps for several months.
This year I put some in the basement and will see how long it keeps.
Last year I planted on October 20 and here in central michigan it was
already getting quite cold. Got real cold real fast soon after planting and
the garlic did not sprout so I was worried that I had got it in to late.
The garlic came up in spring and I had no problems. I fertilized in spring
and again early summer and got beautiful garlic.
Last year I fermented 1 quart and it came out quite good.......This year I
am fermenting several quarts and also preserving some in apple cider vinegar
Hmmmm. So I have acid soil. I wonder what implications that
has. My two eggplant give miniature fruit but my two
tomatillo are starting to over run the garden.
The garlic grown in it really tastes great.
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