July 22, 2011

Braided Garlic

I pulled all my garlic recently. The extremely hot and dry weather did a number on them, so they keeled over kind of early this year. I hosed them down with a strong jet of water to get most of the soil off, then let them sit and dry on the deck for a couple days.

This year's garlic harvest was pretty good considering I started with 3 heads of grocery store garlic.

The heads aren't huge, but they'll work just fine.

I watched a couple You-Tube videos to learn how to braid garlic. They turned out okay, but they don't look as perfect as the ones in the video. I hung these in the kitchen (the overpowering aroma went away after about 24 hours). Hopefully I'll be harvesting from these braids until next year's garlic harvest comes in.

Here's the back of the braid with all the stems showing. 

1 comment:

  1. We planted garlic for the first time this year; also started from store bought cloves. Although we've had to water our garden because of the heat and lack of rain - so far they look really good. I'm hoping to do the braiding as well. Yours looks 'good enough to eat!' lol
    'hugs from afar'


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