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Harvesting garlic

Series: Sage Advice | Story 1

Last updated 8/12/2020 at 2:19pm

Garlic plants are shown ready for harvesting in this submitted photo.

It's August, and here on the front range that means it's time to harvest garlic. As many of you know, I'm married to an Italian, and garlic is a mainstay in my kitchen. Of course, being an herbalist and a gardener, the thought of buying garlic at the store, well, it's practically blasphemy! So every fall, I plant a nice crop and then come late July, early August, I'm ready to harvest.

Garlic is easy to grow here, but harvest is a bit tricky and there is a right way and a wrong way as well as a right time and a wrong time to harvest garlic properly.

The "when" is the hardest part about harv...

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