Garlic Rafters

Way back in November, back when we had only created two vegetable beds, we decided to plant some garlic. On the allotment, we’d tended to wait until spring for sowing garlic but the new beds were too much to resist and we wanted to get things growing as soon as we could.

As it turns out, it was a great move. Yesterday we harvested the garlic and it has produced some brilliant, sizeable bulbs. After harvesting, we bunched them together and they are now drying out on a rafter in the garage. After a couple of weeks, once the last bits of dirt come off, we’ll bring them into the larder to hang so we have bulbs to hand through the autumn and winter.

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