This year I planted two rounds of garlic, the first round from larger cloves and the second round a few weeks later from some smaller cloves that had started to sprout.
The first round were ready to be harvested about a week or two ago but we had quite a bit of rain so I needed to wait until things had dried out a bit. But as you an see from the photo the leaves and stalks had really started to die off ( the brown leaves in the photo) and this will make them hard to tie to my drying rack. The second round of garlic could have gone another week but it was just easier to harvest all the garlic at the same time. Because it had not gone so far the leaves are in better condition and will be easier to tie to my hanging frame.
None of the bulbs are huge but they all have quite a few cloves and if the past few years are anything to go by each clove will pack a punch so size will not matter that much. There are 36 bulbs in all so that should last a while.
I will leave them to dry for a few days then use a soft brush to brush off the dirt. Then I will use the stalks and leaves to tie the bulbs to my hanging frame. I can't wait to try them.
Did you grow garlic this year? How did yours go?