Q. I know garlic will keep 4 to 6 months in cooler climates. Since I don’t have a root cellar, what are my options for storing garlic?
|Tom at the Orchard tying garlic in onion netting for storage and sale. You can use pantyhose|
and cut the bulbs loose from the netting when one is needed.
A. After harvesting garlic from the field or garden, we will tie the garlic together in bunches and let them hang outside to dry in the shade for a week or two. This helps “cure” the garlic bulb and readies it for storage. Some people want fresh garlic and in this case it is not “cured” but should be consumed soon.
Ideal storage environment is cool and dry, away from other food items that might absorb the flavor of garlic. Garlic under home conditions will store for about 2 to 3 months in a kitchen environment.
|Garlic hanging under shade cloth, tied in bunches, for curing for a couple of weeks.|