If you grow hardneck garlic you are in for a treat because the plant provides two harvests. A few weeks before the garlic bulb finishes growing, you will have an opportunity to harvest garlic scapes. These tender, mildly garlic flavored shoots are delicious. See how easy it is to harvest garlic scapes and ten creative ways to use them.
It is always a delicate balance between allowing the garlic to mature to their fullest and going too far. Lifting the garlic too early will result in undersized bulbs that won’t store well. Harvesting too late and you risk the bulbs splitting through their skins leaving them unprotected and unable to withstand long term storage.
Garlic is not only an incredible culinary and medicinal plant, but is also incredibly easy to grow in your home garden! In this post, you'll find all that you need to know about growing, harvesting, and storing garlic. Homestead Honey | http://homestead-honey.com