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Post  bnoles on 6/3/2013, 4:22 pm

Today, my oldest grandson, Zach (6) and I harvested the garlic patch and WOW... did I ever get carried away when planting last fall. These bulbs are piled 3 high on the tail gate of my pickup truck, needless to say that we won't have any vampire problems around here. cyclops Evil or Very Mad

Zach loves garlic like I have never seen a child do to such extreme.

We ended up with about 40 bulbs which most were quite large. These were planted early last October and are Early Italian from Burpee (soft neck)








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Post  camprn on 6/3/2013, 4:42 pm

Nice haul! I love garlic harvest day. What a Face

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Post  GWN on 6/3/2013, 6:09 pm

wow I am green with envy, I have a long while to wait yet.... Looks like FUN, I also love pulling the garlic.

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Post  southern gardener on 6/3/2013, 6:15 pm

Wow! what a nice haul! congrats We pulled the rest of ours. We got some pretty nice ones and some small ones, but that's OK too. I attempted to braid it, my first real attempt and I need some practice haha! It's fun to pull it, kind of a surprise each time! What variety is yours? I don't know what mine is...home depot special, and some I just threw in the ground from Costco that was intended to eat...not plant, but it grew pretty nicely! Wink


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Post  camprn on 6/3/2013, 6:28 pm

For the newbees, the term 'pulling garlic' is kind of a misnomer. Garlic should be lifted from beneath, so as not to damage the bulbs. If the bulbs are damaged, they will rot faster in storage.
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Post  plantoid on 6/3/2013, 6:39 pm

@camprn wrote:For the newbees, the term 'pulling garlic' is kind of a misnomer. Garlic should be lifted from beneath, so as not to damage the bulbs. If the bulbs are damaged, they will rot faster in storage.
Harvesting Garlic

Thanks for that Camp , I've had a good read of all the site ...in MM it's possibly not quite so pertinent to lift them as my garlic almost climbed out into my hand when it was read for harvesting.

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Post  bnoles on 6/3/2013, 7:32 pm

@southern gardener wrote:Wow! what a nice haul! congrats We pulled the rest of ours. We got some pretty nice ones and some small ones, but that's OK too. I attempted to braid it, my first real attempt and I need some practice haha! It's fun to pull it, kind of a surprise each time! What variety is yours? I don't know what mine is...home depot special, and some I just threw in the ground from Costco that was intended to eat...not plant, but it grew pretty nicely! Wink

Thanks! Yours looks terrific and I like the braiding job although I am going to take the lazy way out and crop off the greens and roots and hang them in an onion netting. Maybe next harvest I will try the braids, they are cool looking. Garlic came from Burpee and was named "Early Italian".

Can't wait to grill some like Camprn suggested, maybe she will share a recipe (hint hint)

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Post  bnoles on 6/3/2013, 7:34 pm

@camprn wrote:For the newbees, the term 'pulling garlic' is kind of a misnomer. Garlic should be lifted from beneath, so as not to damage the bulbs. If the bulbs are damaged, they will rot faster in storage.
Harvesting Garlic

So right you are! I dug a hand trowel beneath each bulb and pried them up gently.

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Post  southern gardener on 6/3/2013, 8:44 pm

Mine pulled out very easily out of the soil..no need to dig at all. I sort of got the hang of the braiding towards the end of the braid. You should try it! It was easy and fun. rahrah

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Post  Windmere on 6/3/2013, 10:43 pm

Wow Bob! Your garlic looks amazing! Nice job. Your back yard is the Gilroy of the south. I hope to plant in October.

Camprn, I enjoyed the link you posted about harvesting. I continued by exploring and reading a bit more. Thanks for posting link.


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Post  sanderson on 6/4/2013, 12:32 am

I'm jealous. Home grown garlic. Being a newbie I planted garlic cloves this spring. Hope I can get something, anything from them. I. Want. to. Braid. Garlic!

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Post  SalsaMom on 6/4/2013, 1:20 pm

Here is my garlic - I think it will be ready to harvest pretty soon. I have one whole 4x4 each of Silver Rose, Extra Select and Early Italian - all from Burpee. We'd never done garlic before. These were all planted last October. I think we'll see which one we like the best and save some to plant again this fall - and not nearly this much!
**Edited - sorry it's turned crooked - not sure why it did that!


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Post  Goosegirl on 6/4/2013, 6:26 pm

If I could get it to grow that direction I would plant the whole side of my house! geek

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Post  mschaef on 6/4/2013, 11:00 pm

@sanderson wrote:I'm jealous. Home grown garlic. Being a newbie I planted garlic cloves this spring. Hope I can get something, anything from them. I. Want. to. Braid. Garlic!
This is the first year I am growing garlic and I just planted it. My thought are if it's not ready to be picked this fall it can stay where it is till spring and I will have early garlic for next year.

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Post  Triciasgarden on 6/4/2013, 11:13 pm

drooling garlic!

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