Today's the day … out they came! Twenty-four in and 24 out!
Reading the other posts on this season's Garlic, I reckon I left them in the ground a week or two too long. Joseph I cannot remember them splitting; 'senior moments' reign supreme at times. But you are right, there is an optimum time to pull them. Next year.
The bed is a wicking bed (surprise!) in full sun all day and the second year I've grown Garlic in a wicking bed. Just not the same physical bed. It was under covercrop then mulch from when the Cukes finished to when I planted the cloves on 2nd May. I would have added some home-compost, Mt Sylvia rock dust and a sprinkling of Organic Xtra plus Gypsum.
Some pix then some links to earlier posts on Garlic-growing.
The yellow plastic tags are useful and reuseable:
The crop, more or less in order of size. We bought that trolley second-hand from a nursery closing-down. It is invaluable!
Close-up of the damage … think that getting it out of the ground broke the too-dry skin and uncovered a part of the clove, dammit:
'Dot' n 'dash':
The variety I call Morayfield Magic its origins are from Malta a couple of people-generations ago; it's a soft-neck I surmise since it's collapsing just above the knob. Bought my original knobs from the grower at the Redcliffe waterfront. Some BLFers will have the same Garlic and I'm interested to know how they fared this growing season.
The grower recommends storing with roots and top intact. Store in a cool dry place with some air circulation.
Some links to previous Garlic posts:
Hmm, there are others. I'll add them when I find them.
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