Garlic with no skin
This is my very first venture ito the Allium forum, although I've been on GW for years. Hello!
This is my second year growing garlic. Last year's attempt was not very good.
This year yielded a much better harvest, but I harvested too late. I'm attempting to dry my garlic, but the odd (I think) thing is most of it either has no skin or is only partially skinned. So I don't know if I should be drying it or storing it some other way.
It's a variety called Chinese Pink, which I tried because it can be harvested in late May or into June. I was so late - didn't harvest till last week! - so I wonder if that's why there's not much skin? I'm figuring that's why the bulbs are split - can late harvest affect the skin as well, or is it some other reason?
But my main question, for this year, is storing. I'm so happy with the quantity of this harvest and want to enjoy as much of it as I can for as long as I can. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
(Sorry, clicking on "rotate" a hundred times did nothing to rotate this picture!)
Thanks so much!