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On Dracula and garlic

Garlic harvest

Overmature garlic head
Last week, I dreamed about Dracula.  At the time, I thought it meant I was supposed to read that classic text, but in retrospect, I think the dream was my subconscious telling me to go ahead and harvest our garlic crop.

When I did finally pull them out of the ground on Friday, a few of the garlic heads had started to split apart, but most will be good keepers.  Our crop is about the same size as last year's...which is to say HUGE!  I guess my family will be getting their Christmas presents in July this year.

Curing garlicIf you're looking for some facts, check out these past posts:

When should I harvest garlic?

How do you cure garlic?

How do you store garlic?

How much does it cost to grow your own garlic?

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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