How and When to Harvest Garlic + Curing for Long Term Storage
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shows you how and when to harvest garlic. You will also discover how to best cure your garlic for long term storage.
First, John will give you an overview of what to look for before harvesting garlic. He will pull up one of his garlic plants to see how its growing and decide if he should harvest the whole raised bed of 36 heads of garlic.
Next, John will come back in a few weeks after he lets the garlic grow larger, and then harvest the entire raised bed.
You will learn how John knows when to harvest the garlic, and why it is important to not harvest your garlic too early or too late. You will learn about the “skin” on the garlic and the relationship between the leaves of garlic on your plant.
You will discover John’s method for harvesting his garlic with little soil disturbance as possible.
Finally, John will show you how he cures his garlic in a shady greenhouse for long term storage. You will see how he ties up his garlic and learn how long you need to cure the garlic for.
You will discover that more than just the garlic cloves are edible, all the garlic greens, scapes and even leaves can be eaten for a greater level of health.
After watching this episode, you will learn all the aspects about when to harvest, how to harvest, and how to cure your home grown garlic.
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