|Here's how close you can get to garlic without getting your eyes wet...err...dirty.|
I've begun the garlic harvest. It was growing in a jungle of weeds this year and I just had to get it out of there. Bad Cat, very, very bad Cat, if you compare my current garlic bed to the photos of my garlic bed from last year: gorgeous, neat alfalfa mulched rows of well weeded splendor. Oh well, I still have a good crop of garlic ( a wheelbarrow's worth) and any missed bulbs will just peek back up next year in the lawn.
I've been peeling the first few outer layers of my freshly picked garlic to prep it for sun curing. Curing refers to drying the outer skin layers of the garlic for better storage. Garlic doesn't have to be peeled to be cured, but I think it's a lot prettier without dried, caked on dirt and its easier to cook with later.
|Before peeling the outer layers|