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Garlic Harvest

It was a warm sunny August day – time to harvest our garlic from the garden!

We invested in a good lot of bulbs last fall and were delighted to see the results. This fall, we will plant double and hopefully have a larger harvest for next year.

 

Here is a video of the girls and their dad taking the garlic to back barn to cure for two weeks. They found a creative way to move the garlic with ease … Lovelyn followed along on her bike to spot for any stray garlic that fell off the tarp. It will cure for two weeks and then we will braid it for storage and save some for planting back into the garden. Abby says if he could be a farmer, he’d do bees and garlic. He seems to like both harvests the most. 🙂

 

https://youtu.be/w0rnGNLI3OY

August 18, 2017 - 4:57 pm

Gigi - Nikki, for curing, it is similar to a potato – laid out in a dark dry spot for two weeks. I am going to see about preserving some in oil, as I’m sure that is possible. If not, dried and braided it shall be!

August 18, 2017 - 10:03 am

Nikki - I’ve never thought of growing garlic! That’s such a good idea! How do you cure it so it doesn’t go bad? Could you preserve it another way as well?

August 8, 2017 - 6:49 am

Our Home of Many Blessings - Iv never done garlic before but would love to!…The girls enjoy seeing these little clips of their writing buddies!

August 7, 2017 - 9:30 pm

Gigi - We have worked on green beans this weekend, too. Peaches, yum!
Garlic is quite easy to grow. You should try it!

August 7, 2017 - 9:14 pm

Katy - Cute idea to transport the garlic! I Have never grown garlic before! I’m so glad yours is doing so well for you! I have been busy canning green beans from our garden. I also did some peaches. 🙂