the time has come to harvest my garlic. i planted a beautiful purple italian heirloom garlic last october, and i was beyond pleased with the results. total, i harvested about 20 heads – a few have been used ‘green’, and the rest we have set out to cure for two weeks. i wanted to grow garlic because it is a huge staple in our lives – we eat it raw and fermented for medicine, and we add copious amounts of it to virtually every dish we cook. 

after i pulled the bulbs up, we peeled back the outer layers of skin which removed the dirt. then we set them on a bench to cure, tarping them during periods of rain. i will select about 20 of the largest cloves to save for planting this october.

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