We have been discussing cutting back on some of the things we grow in our garden. Once again,most of our lettuce bolted before we could eat it. Our spinach did not do well yet again.I have tried onions for four years,and each year I may get one or two that are decent. We decided that at this point we need to cut our losses and concentrate on what actually does well for us. One of those things is garlic!
Yesterday I finally fully harvested the garlic. It had been sitting on my drying rack for weeks,more than necessary,but it didn't hurt the garlic by any means.
I laid out some newspaper so wouldn't make a dirty mess of the counter :
Cut the main stalk off:
The outer skin should be like thin paper. Take this off and brush off dirt:
Trim off the roots....
...and voila' ! Fresh garlic heads! They will not be as clean as those you get in the store,but do you really want them to? I used some blueberry containers to store them.
Now I have to decide which ones to use as seed for next year's crop...planting time is in October!!
Do you have a crop that you have decided to stop growing because of lack of success?