Saturday, June 5, 2010

G is for . . . Garlic

     Well, 7 months have passed since we first put the garlic bulbs in the ground. Some of the leaves have been turning brown and some of the plants have even started to bolt (produce a flower head). I decided to pull a few out to see what they looked like. They seemed to look good. After coming and researching a little bit, I decided to go get a few more of the garlic plants and try my hand at braiding them. 
     There is some debate among garlic growers as to whether or not to wash the bulbs off or not before the curing process. I decided to leave the dirt on them and did my best at a not-so-good-braid. Now that braid is hanging . . . in the house!
      In the picture below, you can see that the garlic braid is hanging right above the kitchen table and counter area.
Here is a closer pic of the hanging braid:

Here are a few pics of when I was trying to figure out how to do a braid:

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