Harvesting heirloom garlic from an Arkansas garden. Racking the garlic up to dry for a couple weeks. The variety is German Extra Hardy and some I harvested earlier tasted good this morning with some eggs and yellow squash.
One thing that amazed me about garlic is that it comes out of the ground, surrounded by dirt, but when it dries and you peel back the outer skin, you are left with a clean globe covered with its own natural, white paper.
I think the garlic were smaller than they should be. I planted the cloves Dec-03-2009. This fall I’ll try to plant them earlier, like maybe around mid-November.