Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Third Year SFG in Canada
by hammock gal Today at 6:37 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by trolleydriver Today at 4:56 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma Today at 1:40 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Kelejan Today at 1:34 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by trolleydriver Today at 12:10 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:26 am

» Franken-mato!!!
by hammock gal Today at 7:48 am

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:05 pm

» Amaranth
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:53 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by yolos Yesterday at 8:17 pm

» It's actually more like surviving.... these days...
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 3:14 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:40 pm

» Heat wave and shade screen
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:17 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:04 pm

» Grow Produce from Produce!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:18 am

» Huge Box of Seeds from 2003!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:12 am

» Water....
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:45 am

» Bee 'Sleeping' in Cucumber Flower
by hammock gal Yesterday at 7:10 am

» Store Bought Compost
by plantoid Yesterday at 6:58 am

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising 8/16/2017, 9:58 pm

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising 8/16/2017, 6:54 pm

» Top Dressing with Compost
by donnainzone5 8/16/2017, 3:59 pm

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by CapeCoddess 8/16/2017, 3:55 pm

» cherokee purple...seed to dish
by CapeCoddess 8/16/2017, 12:57 pm

» I feel VERY fortunate!
by AtlantaMarie 8/16/2017, 8:28 am

» Things You Never Knew Existed Until SFG...
by llama momma 8/16/2017, 6:47 am

» Anyone want walking onions??
by RoOsTeR 8/15/2017, 9:27 pm

» What weed? is this? (with pic)
by yolos 8/15/2017, 8:53 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Scorpio Rising 8/15/2017, 7:18 pm

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals 8/15/2017, 4:38 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

In Bad Need of Storage Advice for Garlic

View previous topic View next topic Go down

In Bad Need of Storage Advice for Garlic

Post  Cajun Cappy on 9/4/2016, 12:37 pm

We planted, harvested, braided, and dried our garlic and have really been enjoying it.  But now it is beginning ti turn brown and go bad.  How can we preserve it?  I was thinking of clipping the heads from the braids putting them in a freezer bag and throwing them in the freezer?  Taht work??  go ahead and peel them first?  or can them some how?  Need advice please help.
avatar
Cajun Cappy

Male Posts : 632
Join date : 2014-12-06
Age : 59
Location : South Louisiana zone 10

View user profile http://cappyandpegody.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: In Bad Need of Storage Advice for Garlic

Post  yolos on 9/4/2016, 1:12 pm

this pdf list differing methods to store garlic
http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/uc_davis/uc_davis_garlic.pdf
avatar
yolos

Female Posts : 3247
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 67
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: In Bad Need of Storage Advice for Garlic

Post  Cajun Cappy on 9/4/2016, 2:02 pm

Thanks yolos I will continue researching but I guess I better start in the fridge and move to the freezer later.  It's almost impossible to dry stuff in our humid heat before I plant this year I have to see if I can preserve it.
avatar
Cajun Cappy

Male Posts : 632
Join date : 2014-12-06
Age : 59
Location : South Louisiana zone 10

View user profile http://cappyandpegody.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: In Bad Need of Storage Advice for Garlic

Post  plantoid on 9/4/2016, 3:24 pm

Cappy ,
Due to the temperature & humidity where you are . If it is all year round could you plant a dozen garlic cloves once a month , every month of the year ?

 If so , would that solution give you say a dozen or so bulbs a month to use so you won't need to bother about storing them for long ?
avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3718
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 66

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: In Bad Need of Storage Advice for Garlic

Post  sanderson on 9/4/2016, 4:49 pm

@plantoid wrote: If so , would that solution give you say a dozen or so bulbs a month to use so you won't need to bother about storing them for long ?
That sounds like a good idea. Anyone grow garlic this way?

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14380
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: In Bad Need of Storage Advice for Garlic

Post  Cajun Cappy on 9/4/2016, 8:39 pm

Sadly it does not grow in our summers.  We have to plant now to harvest before it burns up.
I did research all morning and I think I will put it in teh freezer.  It changes the taste but they should last till spring that way
avatar
Cajun Cappy

Male Posts : 632
Join date : 2014-12-06
Age : 59
Location : South Louisiana zone 10

View user profile http://cappyandpegody.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: In Bad Need of Storage Advice for Garlic

Post  llama momma on 9/4/2016, 9:40 pm

Hi Cappy,
I have made garlic butter and wrapped it then put in the freezer, similar to this !
You could also partially freeze then cut into coin size pieces, then continue to freeze.  This way you don't have to chip away later on at the frozen log.  Enjoy!!

http://www.recipetips.com/kitchen-tips/t--856/how-to-make-flavored-butter.asp
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4839
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: In Bad Need of Storage Advice for Garlic

Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/5/2016, 8:08 pm

Yum.
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 5111
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: In Bad Need of Storage Advice for Garlic

Post  AtlantaMarie on 9/6/2016, 7:24 pm

Roast & store in olive oil?
avatar
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4208
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 54
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

View user profile http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

Re: In Bad Need of Storage Advice for Garlic

Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 9/7/2016, 7:35 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Roast & store in olive oil?
/\ If you do this, it must be stored in the fridge, not at room temperature, because of the risk of Botulism. (Freezing small batches might be safer than storing a larger quantity in the fridge since there would be less out of fridge time per batch whilst serving.)
avatar
BeetlesPerSqFt

Female Posts : 1128
Join date : 2016-04-11
Location : Port Matilda, PA Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: In Bad Need of Storage Advice for Garlic

Post  camprn on 9/7/2016, 4:08 pm

Garlic must be cured after harvest and then it should last between 10-12 months as is . Was it thoroughly cured? Preserving garlic in oil is an unsafe practice. If you must, dehydrate it and then powder it.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: In Bad Need of Storage Advice for Garlic

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum