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.