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Did you know that it is incredibly easy to grow your own garlic? In my area planting time is fall and harvest time is early summer. When the garlic foliage starts to turn brown, it’s your clue that it is time to dig. Usually I harvest garlic in June but this year I didn’t get to it until July. When digging, be careful to put your shovel in the ground a good distance from each plant so that you don’t accidently spear the garlic head with your shovel.
Garlic should be stored in a dry place. I keep mine hanging in our basement which has a dry atmosphere due to running a dehumidifier year-round.
I’ll have to do a lot of cooking to use this supply! The great thing is this fall I will break a couple of bulbs apart to separate the cloves, plant those, and then I’ll have a supply for 2012.
Do you like garlic? I use it a lot in cooking and love it!
I’m sharing with Amanda’s Weekend Bloggy Reading Party.