More Garlic to Harvest

I think summer is here. Ugh. At least we are going to have tomatoes this year! We harvested two more varieties of garlic this morning, ‘Sonoran’ and ‘Ajo Rojo.’

This just goes to show that you can’t judge a garlic based solely on how the plant looks above the ground. All the garlic we harvested today was nice sized, but the ‘Sonoran’ bulbs were larger on average, even though the plants were smaller and had thinner stalks.

I had harvested a couple of the ‘Ajo Rojo’ (ah-ho row-ho) bulbs on Saturday as part of the Saturday Sampler. They were ready to bundle and hang today. These bulbs are pretty nice, but there are some from today that aren’t as big. It is hard when the first variety you harvest has huge bulbs. It makes everything else, even when the bulbs are respectable size, seem disappointingly small.

So we have now harvested 3 varieties and the Inchelium Red has reached the dry down stage. I would guess that most of the other varieties are a couple of weeks for dry down and a couple more weeks from harvest. Things could move much faster though, if it stays this hot for long term.

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on June 11, 2013, in Around the Garden, Harvesting & Eating and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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