Thursday, June 1, 2017

My Garlic Harvest and What I'm Doing With It!

Last October I planted 71 cloves of garlic in 2 huge tractor tires.  Last week, I harvested 71 bulbs that each have at least 5 cloves in them (some of the bulbs have more).  That's at least 375 cloves of garlic ... now what am I going to do with 375+ cloves of garlic?

Glad you asked!!!




This is picture from a previous year's garlic crop.  I'm including it so you can see our raised bed 'tractor tire' set up.



Here are 36 of the 71 bulbs I harvested.





 Here are the other 35.

So, what am I going to do with all this garlic ... after it cures?

I'll use it to:


Make Garlic Oil

Dry some

Save some for fall planting

What would you do with 375+ cloves of garlic???

Patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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18 comments:

  1. I am hoping to dry and grind my own garlic powder this year. We shall see...

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    1. Kathy, that's a good idea! You could also mince garlic and dehydrate it as well.

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  2. With that much garlic, I might try pickling some in jam jars to use for pickle dishes at holiday meals, BBQ's or potluck's.

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    1. Rhonda, that's a good idea! Thanks!

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  3. Pesto! I love having it in the freezer and have never made enough. Sometimes I just put part of the ingredients in (like skip the parmesean, which is easily added later) and I so enjoy it in the winter. Also, garlic butter (also frozen for later). Brenda Montanye

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  4. Now that is a lot of garlic!

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    1. We had a good harvest this year!

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  5. I always roast some and turn it into a paste. I freeze it in tablespoon amounts and store in a gallon bag. Great when you want a subtle garlic flavor.

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    1. K Burke, I'll have to research how to do that! Thank you!

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  6. Patsy, you just bend my brain sometimes! Awesome job! Mimi xxx

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  7. We don't grow it but I buy large bags of peeled garlic and puree it in the food processor. It is then frozen, cut into cubes, portioned into bags. These garlic cubes are very handy and easy to use.

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    1. becka, I never thought about puree it! Thanks for the idea!

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  8. I'm interested in reading these comments as I just planted garlic and was not quite sure what to do with it, I did think of drying it. I love garlic!

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  9. Use some fresh and dehydrate and grind the rest into garlic powder. If I had the right type (soft-neck I think ??), I would like to try my hand at braiding it. I also use quite a bit in my fermented dill pickles.

    -Susan O.

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  10. I love the idea of ROASTING it first and then turning it into a paste to freeze or then dehydrating it and grinding it into a powder. I recently bought some roasted garlic powder, and the enhanced flavor is superb. I can only imagine how much more delicious it would be from home-grown and processed garlic cloves!
    --Sue

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  11. By the way, Patsy--I really admire those tractor tire raised beds. Talk about indestructible! What else do you grow in them besides garlic?

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