|Raised bed of Inchelium Red garlic in mid-May.|
|Dry and brown lower leaves on garlic plants. This photo was taken around June 1.|
This is my third harvest of garlic, and first at .09 Acres. I figured I should do something special to celebrate the occasion. I went online to figure out how to braid garlic. I found a lot of sites with various diagrams, contradicting information, and mostly confusion. I learn by watching and doing so I fired up YouTube and found this decent video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EIzZ3hAn9s) by Christi Wilhelmi of Gardenerd.com. I set aside about 1/3 of my cleaned and cured harvest and went to work. The results weren't stellar, but I started to get the hang of things.
|My second braid of Inchelium Red garlic. Again, not textbook in appearance, but not bad either.|