We planted some Russion Red and Siberian Garlic last week. Hopefully it turns out as well as last year. https://northerngarden.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/siberian-garlic-2010/
We planted approx 50 cloves so our harvest will be a little larger in 2011. Thanks to my sister in-law for picking me up the Russion red at a local farmer’s market.
I just pulled up the garlic we planted last year and was amazed at how well it turned out. This was planted around mid October 2009 from individual cloves we broke off from Siberian bulbs we bought at a local farmer’s market. We will defiantly be planting more this fall to be harvested in the summer of 2011.
Once picked, garlic needs to be cured by hanging it to dry in a dark cool area for at least a couple weeks. It should not be left in the sun to dry. Hang it where it can swing freely as this will prevent any mold from forming. Also be careful not to bump the bulbs on hard surfaces as garlic will bruise easily.