Storing Garlic

The Silverskins (soft-necks) tend to be the longest storing garlics. Porcelains (hardnecks) are the second-longest storing.

Store your garlic in a dry, well-ventilated place when the temperature hovers around 50F. Any lower than that and you could get premature growth of your garlic. Sometime in late autumn, check your garlic braids for soft bulbs. This will be a sign of rot or insect damage. Throw any soft bulbs out so they don’t infect the rest of the crop.

Depending on the species, garlic can keep for 6-12 months.

Store your seed bulbs separately from the bulbs you intend to consume. Do not remove the cloves from the bulbs until it is time to plant. Store them in a cool place but not a cold place.

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