Here is a picture of some of last year’s garlic harvest.
This is soft neck garlic, which allows for one to braid the stems. I love how it looks braided as a decoration, And having it hanging in the kitchen makes it easy to pluck off a bulb for use in cooking.
However, soft neck garlic produces small cloves, and I find their papery skins hard to peel. Next October I think I will plant mostly hard neck garlic, perhaps a hardy, pungent variety like German Red.
As evidence of my finding this garlic hard to peel, I will show you how much I have left…
I still have the majority of last July’s harvest hanging in my kitchen. And this year’s harvest is just a month and a half away. Time to start using garlic. And time to change up my garlic variety planting choices.