Garlic–It’s Time to Harvest!

Last summer I wrote a post on how to harvest garlic and in the fall I wrote about how to plant it.  This past weekend I noticed that my garlic is ready to harvest.
Garlic Ready to be Harvested

How do I know?  Look for these clues:  blooms and yellowing foliage.

My plan is to dig up a clump or two to see if the cloves have separated and if they haven’t, then I’ll let it mature a week or two more and then harvest it.

If you have garden space, consider growing your own garlic.  It’s easy, inexpensive, and you’ll end up with a supply that you can use for both cooking and for replanting in fall.  Another bonus is that it’s completely deer-proof.

We love garlic and I use it frequently in my kitchen.  What’s your opinion?  Do you like or dislike it?

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  1. Inspire Me Heather says:

    I’ve just planted some garlic earlier this Spring but it doesn’t look anything like yours! I didn’t know it was deer resistant as well – bonus!!

  2. Garlic is my favorite! Unfortunately, I’ve read that I can’t grow it where I’ll be next year, since it doesn’t have enough evenings with below freezing temperatures :(. I never knew that garlic was so pretty!

  3. iSavortheWeekend says:

    Mine don’t have the blossoms at the top but the leaves are starting to turn yellow. Hubby says some creature has been slowly pilfering them I think it might be a squirrel or a groundhog? We’re anxious though to get them out of the ground, do you think we should wait until they get a blossom? I’ll be very sad if they don’t turn out right. Thx for your help along the way.

  4. elizabeth says:

    Garlic is my favorite ingredient and use it all the time. Since it is deer-proof I must plant some.

  5. I love garlic! I never knew it was so pretty!

  6. FrouFrouBritches says:

    Really? I should have had Hubby plant some garlic. That is really cool! I put garlic in almost everything. Love it!

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