26 July 2010
I harvested my garlic this afternoon. You can't tell from the photos, maybe, but these garlic bulbs are ginormous. They're practically the size of baseballs.
If you're a gardener, then you know that this is not necessarily a good thing. It certainly wasn't intentional on my part. Remember a few weeks ago, when I was delighting in how capable my garden was of looking after itself? Well, that might be true, for the most part, but I probably should have kept slightly better tabs on the garlic.
It might be fine. We'll have to wait and see. Before we store the garlic for eating, I'll bundle the heads together with some twine and hang them somewhere with shade and decent ventilation--the back corner of our kitchen, probably. Hopefully, this extra step will help the garlic avoid mold (ick!) and maybe make it last a bit longer in the storage bin.
Not that it will be lying around for long. We are garlic people, my man and I. It tends to wander into most of the dinners I cook--and sometimes breakfast, too...
I've mentioned that my partner-in-crime is not a soup-lover, but I'm hoping that when we're flush with garlic from our CSA along with this little batch from the community garden, I'll be able to trick him into trying a bowlful of this. I'll have to let you know how that one goes...