August 2, 2021

Picking the Season's Garlic

We have lots of freshly picked garlic here at my Bedford, New York farm!

Determining when garlic is ready to harvest can be tricky. If it’s harvested too soon, the cloves are small and underdeveloped. If harvested too late, the clove heads begin to separate, making them more vulnerable to decay. The real indicator is the plant itself - when the bottom leaves have turned brown, and the top leaves are still green. Not long ago, my gardeners, Ryan McCallister and Brian O'Kelly, harvested our entire crop of garlic. All our varieties came from Keene Garlic, a family owned farm in Wisconsin.

Here are some photos, enjoy.