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Talkback: Harvesting garlic

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 09:35

My garlic now fully harvested has been drying away in a cooler area of the green house (the only space I had that wouldn't get rained on where I could spread them out fully).

What is best to do with them once they're dry to keep them at their best for longest? Are there any ways people recommend so they last through the year? I don't know whether to cut them up and put in the freezer in ice cube size portions ready to throw into the pot as required, try to plait them now they're dried and keep them in a cool dark cupboard, or....



Posted: 30/06/2014 at 06:25
Morning all. Bright and early working on my CV!


Posted: 29/06/2014 at 22:33


Posted: 29/06/2014 at 09:22
Morning everyone. Eventually managed to get the Android to accept basic edit so I can post again! No fun and games here alas, starting to suspect partner wont even try to pretend to be happy that we're engaged. Can't wait till we see his family next weekend and grandma forces her wedding ideas on him.

Raining here now - hoping for a light drizzle all day as my garden is in desperate need but the steam rally doesn't want to be a complete wash out!

Day in the car here with a long journey across the UK to pick up some much needed car parts. Keep safe everyone!

Helping Our Solitary Bees

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 11:04

You know I'm sure I read an article about robotic bees being designed...


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:55

Ciders cooling down for later...


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:53

Last year I put some garlic in the ground, others in pots (since ground space was rather limited). Both grew really well and I think with them drying away at the moment you really can't tell the difference in size. Perhaps had we had a dryer year it might be different!

Members' Public Profiles

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 09:48

"I enjoy "adapting" things for example my pond is an old poster for hustle!"


Oh I love this!


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 09:45

Well done Phillippa - that's quite the gift you have there! I think I'm going to refer to them as my engagement aloes from now on!

Fairygirl - in less than a minute of telling my mother she had changed the subject onto how worried she was that my brother didn't have a girlfriend (or boyfriend for that matter). I think we can all guess whose the favourite child!

Still, at least no one has asked if I'm pregnant.


Have a lovely weekend OL!



Posted: 27/06/2014 at 09:03

We wont be setting YEAR let alone date for a while yet. A friend is getting married in August so we wont be doing anything until they've had their moment in the glory as it just feels rude to take attention off who is currently a very stressed out bride.

Neither of us have ever really discussed weddings before so I've no idea what kind of plans - if any - Steve has about the day. It'll be interesting to find out!

As for shouting it out at the roof tops - I'm knackered just having to field questions from family and close friends (do people's brains just loose all common sense?) I think a press release is the way to go when we announce babies and such like this is too much melodrama! Very weird having to contact family members who we've not seen / really heard from in over 10 years to tell them. Almost a - well would they really care if they heard about it on Facebook?

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