Summer Garlic Harvest
Summer garlic harvest begins by the garlic being pulled out of the ground by hand, usually using both hands and pulling with all your might on your knees. The garlic is placed in bunches of 8-12 plants. In this photo, you can also see drip irrigation. We irrigate if there is a dry spell with well water.
Someone then follows with string to wrap around each bunch in preparation for hanging to dry in the drying facility.
Bunches of garlic are then ready to be loaded onto the trailer.
The bunches of garlic are then gently loaded onto the trailer, being careful not to bruise the bulbs.
The string around each bunch can be seen draped down the outside of the stacked garlic. String will be used to hang up garlic in the greenhouse.
Then we are off the drying facility loaded with fresh tasty garlic!