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Thu Aug 5, 2021, 03:58 PM

I got a start on trimming the garlic, this afternoon

Parked myself beneath the branches of the maple tree and got to work on 3 bundles. At least another 10 to go, so I'll ramp it up, tomorrow.

It was a pretty good garlic year so I'll have plenty to share with family and friends. I already used some when I roasted a chicken, on Sunday. I smash the smaller cloves and use them to stuff the chicken, along with fresh herbs (sage, rosemary, thyme) and veg (onion, celery and carrots). I can officially report that this year's garlic is proving to be nice and potent.

I also take the smaller cloves like a garlic pill, every morning. I give it a couple of them a quick bruising and then swallow them whole. Much better than buying products like Garlique.

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Reply I got a start on trimming the garlic, this afternoon (Original post)
Siwsan Aug 2021 OP
PoliticAverse Aug 2021 #1
fierywoman Aug 2021 #2
hlthe2b Aug 2021 #3
Siwsan Aug 2021 #4
2naSalit Aug 2021 #5
NJCher Sep 2021 #6
Siwsan Sep 2021 #7

Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 04:00 PM

1. Nice looking garlic. I bet there are no vampires at your house! n/t

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 04:01 PM

2. There won't be any vammpires at your house!!!

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 04:27 PM

3. Just remember all forms of garlic--including the leaves--are toxic to cats.

Most cats will probably ignore them planted in the garden, but might sample the leaves. It causes a hemolytic anemia that can be deadly.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 04:35 PM

4. Thanks!

Most of it is pulled, now. I have some scrawny sprouts that I need to pull but the leaves are all dried up, now.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 09:53 PM

5. Nice haul!

I am slowly harvesting my Walla Walla sweets, the heat really got to them but the third of them that are still in the ground look like they could get big so I'm waiting. It's all I grew this year.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:27 AM

6. where do you buy your garlic (cloves) for planting

if you don't mind sharing a source.

Beautiful job!

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Response to NJCher (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:37 AM

7. It was growing here, when I moved in

I think you can just plant any cloves, although I'd look for something local rather than what they sell in the grocery stores, now. Unless, of course, it comes from Gilroy, CA.

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