Hardneck garlic is planted in the fall. The large, firm bulbs are harvested the following summer.
Dried, bunched or braided, and hung in a cool dry place, the garlic will last up to six months.
Before we experimented with growing our own, we had never really tasted fresh garlic.
Most of the garlic offered in grocery stores is imported from China.
Local garlic fresh from the garden is crunchy; the juice is thick and intensely flavoured.
If you're garlic lover, after you've tried local grown cloves, you won't want to use anything else.