Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Garlic Harvest

The garlic harvest has begun.  This year I have decided to put the drying screen under the oak tree near the beds and "pre-dry" them for a few days before taking them to the cellar where the humidity is well below 60%.  We are running dehumidifiers full time because we have clothes down there now.  

I gathered each variety in a bucket


and laid it out to dry in the shade.  


They look well formed and in tact despite the fact that there is brown in all the leaves.  These pictured here are Montana Giant and George.   I like this staged method of harvest and storage.