Garlic harvest time, that is! This is part of the crop that I planted back in October.
This is why you want to grow your own garlic. Each one of those heads of garlic is nearly the size of my hand.
Homegrown on the left, store garlic on the right. That’s what I’m talkin’ about.
I’ve brushed most of the dirt off and hung them up to cure in the garage for a few weeks. After that, they’ll be ready to trim up and use.
The shallots are still going and won’t be ready to harvest for a while. I have some salad vinaigrette recipes that are waiting for these to be ready.
Some of the onions put all their energy into stalks and none into bulbs. Jackjack was playing stand-up bass with the giant stalk on this one. Yes, it’s taller than he is!
Garlic wisdom courtesy of Grandpa and Growing Great Garlic: The Definitive Guide for Organic Gardeners and Small Farmers. Check it out!