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soil wrote:don't cut the tops, the tops are for braiding garlic.
Sorry that is for onions mainly, but Soil can you braid hardneck variety's'

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Braiding looks nice, but I store mine like this.
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DoubleDogFarm wrote:Braiding looks nice, but I store mine like this.


Eric
Ok so Eric, now I am getting confused. I can cut the roots and tops off my garlic and just store them inside or outside? And then I need to braid the onions right? Where do I store those to until they dry?
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i braid all of our garlic. it looks so pretty in the house and everyone loves them. that is until spring comes around then they go into storage under the house where its a lot cooler.

funny because we don't braid our onions lol.
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This is my second year growing hardnecks. Last year I pulled the garlic at the very end of July. I left the roots and leaves on, shook off as much dirt as I could, tied them into bunches and hung them in the basement to dry (we run a dehumidifier down there during the warmer months). Once they were dried out, I trimmed the leaves and roots and put aside my planting stock. The stuff we were going to eat stayed in the basement until we started running the pellet stove, and then they went into heavy paper bags that were stored in a drawer in the fridge set to low humidity. We just used the last of it in May. I'll probably repeat the process this year.

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just pulled up the 100 thai garlics im growing. always finished earlier than the rest. another few weeks easily for the other varieties.
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mine are getting scapes now. approx how long after the scapes come do you wait until you pull the garlic?
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