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Harvested the first roud of garlic today.

They were done I kept telling myself "it's too soon". So I broke down and harvested they came out pretty good this is Pescadaro Red. They are a smaller bulb variety also a Creole.

This was 2 rows I have 4 more rows of a Cheznok Red and Music and a another row and half of Georgian Crystal. They can take a few more weeks in my opinion.

Well here is the first go 'round. Not too bad.

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Here is the rest of my garlic waiting.
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Here is the Pescadaro Red Hanging in the Garage. I will get a fan on it very soon. The humididty is up here all of the sudden.
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hows the aroma? Nice harvest! :)

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DownriverGardener wrote:hows the aroma? Nice harvest! :)
It heavenly. Especially since right now I barbecuing with that and the garlic in the garage. It is most nice.

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Cool man I harvest mine last week. I have mine curing in the garage whole garage smells like garlic.

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I love all these garlic pics and harvesting! I have mine curing in my kitchen. Just about 6 bulbs tho. I need to plant more this year.

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Gix, you've grown Music before haven't you? How does it normally do for you? I was thinking about getting some of that for the next crop instead of just getting mine from walmart. I think it's a soft neck variety right?

Nice harvest! Looks like all of your bulbs are nicely divided and a pretty uniform size 8) Something I'm still aspiring for. :roll:
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GardenRN wrote:Gix, you've grown Music before haven't you? How does it normally do for you? I was thinking about getting some of that for the next crop instead of just getting mine from walmart. I think it's a soft neck variety right?

Nice harvest! Looks like all of your bulbs are nicely divided and a pretty uniform size 8) Something I'm still aspiring for. :roll:
Yes those will be harvested next. They are a great all around (meaning tepmerate zones) kind of garlic. It does well and has big cloves, mine is doing good this year. All the people I gave this to last year say theirs is doing great as well. I highly recomend it.

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Great harvest! I am in SE Pennsylvania & planted mine in April. I read online that it is better to plant garlic in the fall & harvest them in the spring. Some of the growth is green and yellow. Any thoughts? This is my first time growing garlic.
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They look good Gix. Gives me something to shoot for. I'd like to see the Music garlic harvest too.

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Brandywinegirl wrote:Great harvest! I am in SE Pennsylvania & planted mine in April. I read online that it is better to plant garlic in the fall & harvest them in the spring. Some of the growth is green and yellow. Any thoughts? This is my first time growing garlic.
You should let them get about 2/3 yellow before harvesting. The ones I picked were almost over done. If you look at what I have in the garden still they are ready any time now. More than likely I will get them next weekend or possibly the following.

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DoubleDogFarm wrote:They look good Gix. Gives me something to shoot for. I'd like to see the Music garlic harvest too.

Eric
Never fear you will, didin't I give you some Music last year?

Keep in mind these are a smaller bulbed galric here, so no real monsters in this bunch. Though there are a few that are way bigger than the original bulbs. So that is something I can look forward too. Espeacailly since eveyrone say's this type of garlic (creole) only does good in the deep south.

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Thanks, Gix!
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gixxerific wrote:
DoubleDogFarm wrote:They look good Gix. Gives me something to shoot for. I'd like to see the Music garlic harvest too.

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Never fear you will, didn't I give you some Music last year?

Keep in mind these are a smaller bulbed garlic here, so no real monsters in this bunch. Though there are a few that are way bigger than the original bulbs. So that is something I can look forward too. Especially since everyone says this type of garlic (creole) only does good in the deep south.
No, Not Music. I received my Music from my brother many years ago. You surprised me with Cheznok garlic. I kind of forgotten about those. They should be on one end of my garlic bed.

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When do you know the garlic is done curing? I pulled my garlic out over a week ago. All the foliage is mostly brown and dried up. I am keeping mine in the garage which is cool and mostly dark. I see people curing out in the sun, but I have read info saying not to do that. I am confused.

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I dry mine in the garage where it's warm. You definitely want it out of the sun. I usually keep mine out there for about 2 weeks. You'll know they are done when the outer skin is real dry like paper - just like you get at the grocery store. I don't think you can over dry them so it's better to be safe and dry them longer, especially if you have a large crop that you want to store for a while.

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