Braided GarlicPosted: June 3, 2010
A few years ago, I bought some garlic and one of the heads started sprouting in my kitchen so I planted it in the vegetable garden. I just left it there and kind of ignored it until last weekend.
The patch was just getting so big that it was seriously eating up too much space so I decided it was time to harvest it. You can tell garlic is ready to be dug up when 50% of the leaves have turned brown.
I dug it up, with Bobby’s ‘help’ and reserved 1/3 of it to re-plant. I shook the dirt off the rest and braided them by the leaves. Then I hung them on my pot rack since I don’t use that for anything.
All that came from one head of garlic. Not bad!
Once the leaves are all totally brown, I will trim them off as well as the roots and store in a cool dry place for use over the next 6 months.
That little leafy bunch on the far left is catnip.
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