I love getting a great deal, don’t you?
Back in October, I spent $2.40 for eight heads of garlic, from my local grocery store.
I planted them and 7 months later, it was time to harvest them.
As I stepped into the side vegetable garden, I took a good look at my garlic. It was a lot bigger then in previous years.
I started pulling and realized that it was a lot harder to pull out then last year.
It was the biggest garlic that I had ever seen in my garden and I was thrilled.
Until I realized that I had planted twice as much garlic as last year and still had to pull out all of the remaining garlic.
A couple of hours later, I hauled in my garlic harvest…
All this for an initial investment of $2.40!
I had so much garlic that I couldn’t carry it in one load.
The larger heads were almost 4 inches wide. However, the garlic that I grew in containers was quite a bit smaller – more like the size you find in the grocery store, which was fine with me.
Now all I have to do is to let my garlic ‘cure’ for a month in a dark, dry spot. That usually means that I put them on top of my large freezer in the laundry room.
Garlic will last about 8 months if kept in a dark, dry spot out of the heat. I don’t think we will be able to use all our garlic. Thankfully, I have plenty of people to share it with.
For more info on how to grow and ‘cure’ garlic, you can check out my earlier post “Got Garlic?”.