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Great Garden Haul Vol. 18 – Silver Spring

by Prince Of Petworth July 19, 2016 at 10:01 pm 8 Comments

garlic silver spring

“Garlic! Grown in Silver Spring.”

Ed. Note: When your gardens start to get full of tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever you’re growing – send an email to [email protected] with Garden Haul in the title and please include the neighborhood where you grew it.

  • Huma

    Hi! How long did you dry/cure the garlic for? I’m hitting two weeks on mine (this is my first batch) and some of the websites have conflicting time frames.

    • John Smith

      I’ve found it takes about a month for my garlic to dry. I usually cut the top off a small bulb at 3 weeks in to check, but I can pretty much tell by feel also. When properly dried, the stem above the cloves will be stiff and won’t easily bend. If you still have green on the inner stem when you chop the top off, no worries, it will continue to dry just fine.

      • Huma

        Got it — thank you!

  • Ghost

    does anyone have suggestions with small, quick return on investment plants. I have some space in my garden and want to replant some stuff for a second harvest. Also if you know where to get said plants, that would be great :)

    • Huma

      For plants – I would recommend American Plant (if you have a car) or Old City Farm & Guild (in Shaw).

  • Ally

    Oh cool! If the OP is reading, would you be able to tell us when you planted the garlic (I’m assuming Fall) and when you harvested? Thanks!

    • Kennedy St gardener

      Not the OP but I usually plant my garlic right after Halloween, and harvest it about now, or a few weeks earlier!

    • Herewegoagain

      I am so proud of that garlic! It is my first. I planted in late October and harvested most two weeks ago. I pulled a couple earlier to test but they were pretty small.


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