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Harvesting Garlic

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Today I finished the garlic harvest, before it got too hot out there. I took out 11 more heads of garlic from my garden, digging them out and cleaning them off.

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I cleaned off most of the dirt and brought them in to braid them together and hang them to cure. My first garlic harvest.

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We did OK. Only one of them had a nick in it, and I will cross my fingers and hope it cures.

I decided to hang them in our mud room bath. This bath isn’t used, as it was put there for the previous owner to use after coming back from working. A shower right off the garage, so he wouldn’t mess up anything upstairs. We just use the guest powder room, so this room is closed off, dark and ready to handle garlic curing.

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Painted by hand, the previous owners made this a picture of a fall garden, and here is how the garlic looks, all hung up.

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I will pull the towels away once the garlic dries, so I don’t mess up that painted wall. Our mud room is just whimsical and fun. Reminds me so much of how pretty the gardens and wooded areas are. Like this shot in the bath.

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And, on the other side of the door, just off the garage, the spring time version.

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Doesn’t let me forget that we live in a beautiful part of the state. Trees, flowers, veggies, herbs. All right off my door. Now, I can’t wait to enjoy something else I planted way back in October. I know this is one veggie I will plant again.

Look carefully. These are heirloom varieties. Some are white, some are red. All organic. Grocery store garlic won’t grow, as they are treated with a sprout inhibitor.

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At least I have one major success from my garden this year. Now, fingers crossed for the tomatoes.