Hanging Garlic

Once the garlic is off the field we bundle the plants into bunches of about a dozen. A bundle large enough to easily grab with both hands. Bundles are placed on a tying table and the crew then links two bundles together with twine.

Just like saddling a horse each bundle is placed over a cross piece on a drying rack which resemble a ladder… only not.

After all the garlic is hung to dry in the barn, we call it a barn but it only has a roof for weather protection and is open on the sides to allow for great ventilation. Anyway, the garlic is hung for at least two and preferably three weeks before it is trimmed and cleaned for market.

So yeah. Hopefully that answers some questions you had about our simple method of drying garlic.

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