Last October I planted half a pound each of four types of garlic. I haven’t grown garlic before, being as this is my first year with a year-round garden, and I had no clue how much I’d be harvesting. Granted, the garlic took up more than 10% of the raised beds, which was kind of a clue…

This is the Inchelium Red softneck garlic, just one third of the harvest. The hardneck is still in the ground, waiting to be dug up.

I used the compost sifter M built for me and laid them out to dry in the shade on the patio.

It’s been 2 weeks and they’re looking ready to braid.

When all 4 types are harvested and cured I’d love to have a garlic tasting but I can’t figure out what dish would be a good comparison vehicle. Aioli? Garlic bread? I don’t think I’m up for crunching raw cloves.

5 Responses to “garlic”

  1. Barb Says:

    Inspiring…I know the work behind all of your growing.

  2. clinder Says:

    WOW- Your garlic is sooo much bigger than mine. Fabulous

  3. Liza Says:

    Wow! That is so lovely! How about pasta for the tasting with olive oil and garlic? Simple and delicious.

  4. Katy Says:

    first there must be a garlic *smelling*
    like testing the bouquet at a wine tasting!!

  5. Wendy Says:

    I wonder if just slicing the garlic and rubbing it on pieces of baguette or
    bread (with a little olive oil) would allow you to pick out any differences/similarities?

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