Garlic has long been famous for its medicinal properties, which is why in our latitudes it is grown everywhere, especially since the plant is quite unpretentious.
There is winter and spring garlic, the harvesting times for the first begin a little earlier than the second.
Harvesting winter garlic
To understand whether to start cleaningWinter garlic, you first need to look at the leaves of the plant: if the bottom leaves have turned yellow and faded, then the time has come. You also need to look at the ends of garlic stems: the burst bulb-boxes with seeds (gardeners call them bulb) also indicate that the harvest time has come. In general, it is believed that winter garlic ripens a hundred days after planting, therefore, after making some simple calculations, you can establish the expected cleaning time.
Harvest winter garlic is necessary in dry weather,And preferably in the morning. Smooth the bulb lightly with a shovel, then gently pull it out of the ground, holding the feathers. Lay it on the ground (or on a special litter), then proceed to dig out the next bulb. After the whole harvest is dug, cover the bulbs with a cotton cloth (this will prevent intense evaporation of moisture and garlic during drying does not break), and if the weather allows, then leave the garlic for a few days (three to five days). After a while, transfer the crop to a dry well-ventilated room, and a month later you can start cutting off roots and false stems.
Harvesting spring garlic
The terms for harvesting summer garlic are usuallyMid-August to mid-September. The first signs of maturation: softening of the bulb neck, stopping the growth of feathers, mass yellowing of their tips, lodging of stems. All these signs indicate that the root system of plants dies, the heads of garlic are formed, so wait until a sunny day and start harvesting. The technology of harvesting and preparation for storage is similar to the above, but it should be noted that spring garlic requires a more gentle treatment than winter.