IMG_9092 I wasn’t quite ready to pull our garlic.  We’ve had a lot of rain on a regular basis, so the ground has been totally saturated.  I feared that the bulb would start to rot if I didn’t dig them.  Full panic mode set in when the first handful of bulbs were waterlogged and rotting.  Fortunately that handful was all that had gone south.IMG_9096



  1. Ed said,

    July 1, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    I love garlic! Do you braid your garlic for storage? I have tried in the past but have never achieved a nice looking braid. I was just getting close when we moved to our new home and we haven’t gotten the garden started yet so I’m back to just using store bought which isn’t quite the same.

  2. Woody said,

    July 4, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    This is all hardback. I’ve braided softneck but haven’t tried hard. I’ll give it a shot this year and see how it goes.

  3. Ed said,

    July 4, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    Back when we had garlic, ours was all the softneck. Is there any advantage to the hardback garlic? Taste difference? Just having to dig it rather than pull it most of the time, I think when I get back to raising garlic that I would go with the hardback all other things being equal.

    • Woody said,

      July 4, 2015 at 7:07 PM

      I tried braiding some this morning and it worked fine. The stalks were still pliable, not completely dry. I think that if I had let them cure a little longer that they would have been far too brittle.

      As for any advantage between hard and soft neck I know of none. I’m sure there is some garlic geek that would kindly fill us both in.

  4. Todd said,

    July 13, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Garlic geek, I like that. Ha ha ha!!!!

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