July 21, 2015

Harvesting Garlic at My Farm

The perfect time to harvest my hardneck garlic...

Determining when garlic is ready to harvest can be tricky. If it’s harvested too soon, the cloves are small and underdeveloped. Harvested too late, and the clove heads begin to separate, making them more vulnerable to decay.

Usually, garlic is ready for harvesting in late July, but the real indicator is the plant itself - when the bottom leaves have turned brown, and the top leaves are still green.

My head gardener, Ryan McCallister, harvested the garlic crop yesterday! Take a look…