Friday, April 22, 2011

Early Garlic Harvest

I had 4 garlic plants that were growing in the winter cold frame/greenhouse that were falling over and had yellow leaves.  I decided to pull one up to see if something was wrong.  Nope, the bulb was finished forming, so I pulled the other 3 in the same condition and they also had full bulbs.  I let them dry in the sun for a few hours then trimmed the tops, brushed off most of the dirt, and brought them into the kitchen.  Whenever I get a dozen or more garlic that are ripe at the same time I want to braid them for storage, but for now trimming the tops and cooking with fresh from the garden garlic will have to do.  

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