[Market-farming] Garlic Curing and Storage
kenbez at hotmail.com
Sun Jun 17 21:07:16 EDT 2007
How do folks in humid areas cure and store garlic if you're not selling it
I first learned growing garlic on CSA farms in Oregon; there's dry summers
there, so curing the garlic was no problem, we'd hang the garlic up in
barns and then take it down to clean it as needed for the weekly pickups.
When I was in Missouri, we had humidity, but we had a large walk-in cooler
that we could store the garlic in soon after we'd cured it.
Now I'm in Virginia, and again having the humidity... but this time we don't
have a large enough walk-in to store garlic. Last summer we kept fans
blowing on the garlic all July and August while it cured out in a big
storage shed. The garlic kept in good shape... but it dried down more than
usual, and running the fans all summer used a lot of electricity. (Less
than a walk-in though!)
Any advice muchly appreciated!
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