Garlic Harvest

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Despite the heavy rains the garlic harvest was a success! Next year I will plant more. It is so simple to put cloves into the ground in the fall and then they take care of themselves until harvest time (usually mid June but I was late due to my hectic schedule).

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Filling a basin of water the first rinse is best done with the necks still on so there is something to grab onto while swishing around.

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For the next rinse I cut off the necks and rubbed the heads together.

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in the final rinse when the dirt is nearly gone I trim the roots off of the ends of the garlic heads and rub off any loose skin and whatever remaining dirt may be stuck in the root system

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The clean garlic heads are ready to come inside to be used fresh and/or dried and stored for future use.

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