|12 Bundles of Garlic tied and ready to dry|
Someone had told me that garlic and strawberries go together--not on the table, but in the garden. In redoing a narrow flower bed, I found an area where the bulblets on a garlic scape had dropped to the soil and sprouted all together. Carefully I dug them. Carefully I planted them, neatly between the plants in the newly renovated strawberry bed. And then sadly I had not followed through to harvest.
|Garlic in the tool shed for a couple of weeks.|
MaryJanes Farm Magazine from October/November 2010 had a terrific article on how to care for, dry and store garlic. Just exactly what I was needing. When I finished the project, I was stunned: twelve bundles of garlic heads tied together and hung up to dry for two or three weeks. I'll save the bulblets on the stems (they look like knobby knees on a stick figure) to plant in the fall for another bumper crop. All this from the neglect of last summer. I am blessed.