Harvest on the longest day...

Garlic is a great food to grow becasue it is so easy!

 

Paul's grandpa said "plant on the shortest day and harvest on the longest", so about 23rd of June and 23nd of December.

Today, 21st December 2012 (stil not the end of the world) I will dig up over 40 plants, lay them out to dry for about 2 weeks, clean off the dirt and cut off the roots, then have a try at plaiting them.

alliums jan 2012

Here is a good set of instructions from my friend Melissa for plaiting- http://wwwgillybeansgardencom.blogspot.com.au/2009/01/how-to-plait-garlic.html