12 July 2008

The Great Garlic Harvest

Here's what our garlic patch looked like yesterday morning:


Between the dying garlic plants and the weeds threatening to eat everything, it was pretty obvious that our garlic was ready to be harvested. We planted a lot of garlic (about three pounds) last fall and were prepared for a massive harvest.

We did pretty good! Aside from a corner that the gross outdoor cats had taken to peeing on (nice, right?), from which we didn't get anything and wouldn't have eaten if we had, everything we planted grew just fine. Here's the harvest, spread out to cure, on the picnic table and benches.


All together we got about 350 cloves which weighed in at just over 25 pounds. We'll put aside about five pounds of that to replant in the fall, and the rest will be eaten--by the end of the week, if we don't restrain ourselves.

12 comments:

Era said...

Oooo, are you going to do any braiding?

meg's mom said...

Wow, 25lbs! I'd better get out there and harvest my 14 plants. Not nearly as many as you have but I'm looking forward to my first garlic harvest.

Kelly said...

nice looking harvest! I was going to do mine today but it's raining. will wait for a few dry days. I planted about 2.5 lbs. unlike 3 yrs ago when I planted 10 lbs... and harvested too much to weigh!

Shell said...

Droll. Nom.

ourfriendben said...

25 pounds!!! Can you say "jealous"?!

mrsb said...

Holy cow! I am so jealous of your spread! We only started planting a small garden last year. This year we went 3x bigger, but still no where near what you've got going. We have about 10 garlic plants going this year (our first attempt). We hope that next year we'll be able to go even bigger!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Mrs. K's Lemonade Stand said...

Great crop!

Christina said...

Hooray! That is a wonderful harvest!

Lewru said...

Holy aioli! That's awesome. Add my name to the list of jealousites.

Twinville said...

Wow! The Vampires will surely stay away from you guys now! :O

Vegmonkey said...

Blummin ell, you did well! That would last us about 5 years, let alone the week!

AJK said...

WOW! That's a LOT of Garlic! I'm sooooo envious