Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by landarch Today at 9:29 am

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by sfg4uKim Today at 9:26 am

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:18 am

» Garbanzo (Chickpeas, Cicer arietinum) and Kidney Beans
by llama momma Today at 5:18 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by llama momma Today at 5:10 am

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by yolos Today at 12:13 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:02 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by llama momma Yesterday at 4:52 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by llama momma Yesterday at 4:35 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:02 pm

» New England, December 2016
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:27 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 1:04 pm

» Bon fires on the Levee
by Cajun Cappy Yesterday at 12:17 pm

» Mid-South: December 2016
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:26 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:24 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:21 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:15 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals 12/5/2016, 12:06 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 12/5/2016, 12:03 pm

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by donnainzone5 12/5/2016, 11:14 am

» Live and learn
by jimmy cee 12/5/2016, 9:08 am

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals 12/4/2016, 2:04 pm

» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 12/4/2016, 1:28 pm

» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising 12/3/2016, 11:17 pm

» SFG not giving the results I expected
by No_Such_Reality 12/3/2016, 7:21 pm

» New Member
by trolleydriver 12/3/2016, 4:14 pm

» First season SFG results / lessons learned
by countrynaturals 12/3/2016, 10:36 am

» Eat Broccoli Leaves? Brussels Sprouts? Cauliflower?
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:55 am

» Winter's Coming!
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:53 am

» Dry versus fresh spices to infuse vinegar
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:50 am

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.

Cajun Cappy

Male Posts : 522
Join date : 2014-12-06
Age : 58
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

yolos

Female Posts : 2859
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 66
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.

Cajun Cappy

Male Posts : 522
Join date : 2014-12-06
Age : 58
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 ?

plantoid

Male Posts : 3636
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 65

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

sanderson

Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 12271
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

Cajun Cappy

Male Posts : 522
Join date : 2014-12-06
Age : 58
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

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4642
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 59
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.

Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 3793
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 54
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?

AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 3775
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 53
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.)

BeetlesPerSqFt

Female Posts : 465
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.

____________________________

40 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

Outlander is outstanding!


camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13983
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 Today at 11:23 am


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