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approximately 500 bulbs of 75 types of garlic were harvested by 2016 July 21. They were washed, sometimes a layer was peeled off, and they were hung up to dry on these racks, undercover but with shade and airflow. Normally we let them dry for 3-4 weeks. Because of this summers high heat and drought conditions, it looks like they are ready for processing after only 2 weeks. We will take a closer look this weekend. Processing involved cutting off the roots and most of the stems/stalks/leaves, then measuring and weighing each bulb. They are then put into paper bags, labelled with amount and type and stored in our cold room (which is not cold at all at this time of year). Sometime in late October or early November we will replant our selected seed into a new bed and cover with straw for the winter.