19 August 2011

Harvesting the garlic

Harvesting Garlic Arno in August
Back in October last year I wrote a post on how to plant garlic. Today I harvested the bulbs.

They do have a long growing season but once planted, all you have to do is keep the bed weeded, and that's it! They're hardy (remember last winter) and survived our fluctuating temperatures and rain throughout the spring and summer without bolting.

I'm delighted with the results, loving the big bulbs and looking forward to eating home grown tasty garlic over the coming months.

Having dug them up, the plants are now on a rack drying out thoroughly before I plait and store them.  In the meantime, we'll be cooking some of the bulbs as we need them and keeping a few aside to split and plant this autumn.

Does anybody else grow garlic and do you have any favourite varieties?


  1. Greetings from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,Pa. Have a very nice weekend everyone. Richard from Amish Stories.

  2. Very impressive garlic, looks like they filled out nicely. One of my favorites is Chesnok Red, a purple striped hardneck variety that stores really well for us.

  3. I'll have to keep an eye out for the Chesnok Red Mr H to give us some variety :)


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