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Old May 26, 2018   #3
bjbebs
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I dry a few hundred lbs. of garlic every year. Garlic is dug in early July and soil is gently removed from the bulb. Wire racks are set up outside on the north side of a building. Garlic is layed flat on the racks and covered with thin sheets of cardboard. Everything is then tarped. The garlic dries slowly from the bottom. Dry time varies year to year but generally in about 3 weeks. Curing begins once the crop is cleaned and trimed. Other than planting and harvest this process is the most time consuming.

Your garlic will cure and store much better if not braided. After trimming the tops this exposes the neck for proper curing.
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