Growing Garlic 2013 – Curing/Drying July

JULY 21, 2013 – NICE BULBS!

We pulled all most of the bulbs up and just let them sit on the dirt for the day.

Keep them out of the sun because this will ruin them.

Tie your bulbs up and hang ‘em in a cool, dry, dark place with plenty of ventilation.

Let them be for 10 – 12 days.

 

JULY 21, 2013 – LOOKING GOOD!!! Hang your garlic in a garage or an area where there is plenty of ventilation, get it out of the rain and let is sit for 1-2 weeks.

JULY 21, 2013 – LOOKING GOOD!!! Hang your garlic in a garage or an area where there is plenty of ventilation, get it out of the rain and let is sit for 1-2 weeks.

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July 21, 2013 – lay the bulbs down on the ground and just them dry out for the day, but don’t let them be in the direct sun for too long.

July 21, 2013 – lay the bulbs down on the ground and just them dry out for the day, but don’t let them be in the direct sun for too long.

JULY 18, 2013 – You can dig around the bulb to see how it is doing.

This way you don’t have to pull  it out just yet.

When you do decide to pull you garlic, use garden tool to lift the bottom of the bulb up.

Then gently pull on the stalk and get it out of the ground.

JULY 21, 2013 – Use a shovel to dig it up and then pull the bulb out using the stalk.  You can notice when it’s ready where there is a black skin on the bulb, this easily come off.

JULY 21, 2013 – Use a shovel to dig it up and then pull the bulb out using the stalk. You can notice when it’s ready where there is a black skin on the bulb, this easily come off.

JULY 18, 2013 – You don’t have to take the bulb out of the ground yet! Just check it by brushing some of the dirt to the side and around it… you won’t hurt it.

JULY 18, 2013 – You don’t have to take the bulb out of the ground yet! Just check it by brushing some of the dirt to the side and around it… you won’t hurt it.

 

JULY 16, 2013 – You can see there is some fading going on here.

Looks like it is starting to come to an end.

We had some real bad storms with heavy winds and lots of rain.

A lot of the stalks were broken and bent, pointing downward.

We kept ‘em going for a bit longer, it didn’t seem to bad toward the end.

JULY 16, 2013 – When the bottom of the plant becomes yellow and woody and only the top few leaves are still green, it is time to pull the garlic. If you wait too long, the skin will split and the cloves will crack.

JULY 16, 2013 – When the bottom of the plant becomes yellow and woody and only the top few leaves are still green, it is time to pull the garlic. If you wait too long, the skin will split and the cloves will crack.

 

 
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