[Market-farming] Garlic curing

Lucy Goodman goodows at infinet.com
Thu Jul 1 11:51:23 EDT 2004

keep the tops and roots on until cured than 
cut off with anvil pruners (scissors will 
give you blisters).

I hang mine to dry in several ways simplest 
is to tie 10 garlics together with bailing 
twine and hang with the heads up (how they 
want to hang naturally) and hang each bundle 
from a nail or rafters. i also have put them 
on hammocks made out of  fencing and/or 
chicken wire (these hammocks are mostly used 
to dry onions) and finally we get two pieces 
of bamboo or two metal rods lay one on the 
ground, place garlic heads up than put the 
other bar on and tie the two bars together 
than hang the whole thing from the rafters. 
on a 10' span you can usually get around 150 
garlics hung.

cure until the greens are all brown and 
crispy, about 4 to 6 weeks. oh, be sure to 
knock as much mud/dirt off the roots before 
curing. Dirt can lead to rot.

Lucy Goodman
New Paris, OH

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