[Market-farming] Harvesting Garlic
mwjw at swbell.net
Sun May 25 18:43:31 EDT 2003
> I'm trying to develop a market for the scapes here in PA -- if you cut them
> off, the bulbs will be bigger. However, if you cut them off too soon, the
> bulbs may not store as long.
What are the scapes used for? I would assume in salads or pickeled like
capers. Or is that what capers are?
> Wow! And the bulbs didn't pop open such that the individual cloves were
> exposed? And you could actually save cloves for planting next
If you wait too long the husk will have deteriorated and lets the cloves sort
of fall off. My wife who uses lots of garlic always complains about what I
gather being bitter. Thought maybe it was because not gathering at right
time. I have never gathered it when the husk is the pretty clean white like
what you buy in the grocery.
> Someone tell me again why I'm living in PA! ;-<
Its cooler and you have more rain. We finally got the best rain of the year
last nite averaging close to 3 inches.
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