Tuesday Garlic Harvest

I guess Tuesdays are turning into the Garlic Harvest report as our regularly scheduled feature. (I suspect we will only have a couple more weeks of it though!)

This week we harvested the 3rd variety from the Pizza Garden bed, which was the Inchelium Red. Inchelium Red is an Artichoke type, which is a softneck. In other words, this one didn’t have any scapes and we could theoretically braid it if we wanted to. Isn’t that a nice sized bulb? Inchelium Red is also supposed to be a very “medium” garlic – medium pungency and medium garlic flavor.

Although there were a few smaller bulbs here and there, this variety looks pretty good overall. The largest bulbs are similar in size to the Maiskij from a couple weeks ago, and the size seems to be more consistent than the Sonoran and Ajo Rojo from last week.

In examining all the other garlic varieties, it looks as though most of them have reached the “3 brown/yellow leaves stage,” meaning we will not be watering them any more to encourage good dry down. Depending on how they progress, we may harvest some or all of the remaining varieties next week or the following week.

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 18, 2013, in Around the Garden, Working in the Garden and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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