I had to research a little about what to do with garlic once it is picked. When it comes out of the ground the bulbs are quite soft so they need to be dried, or cured, for a couple of weeks before they can be stored or they will get moldy.
I tied 5-6 stalks together with some garden twine. They smell quite strong so I didn't want them hanging in the house to dry. I decided to hang them inside the chicken coop since it is shaded but also good ventilation for drying. I was also hoping the garlic smell would repel some of the mosquitoes living out there.
After they dry I am going to try braiding the stalks for storage.
|I had about 50 garlic stalks of various sizes.|
|The one of the right has lost the outer layer so won't hold together well.|
|I used garden twine and tied loops at each end.|
|I took 5-6 stalks and tied them together by putting one loop end through the other loop.|
|I had about 10 bunches.|
|I used the other loop to hang on nails in the chicken coop.|
|I'll let the bunches hang for about two weeks.|