cleaning and trimming garlic roots
I began my garlic harvest today and am wondering about the pros and cons of trimming the roots before drying. I know not to trim the tops until the garlic has thoroughly cured, but what about the roots?
My soil is on the heavy side and all the rain has made the clay sticky and allowed it to ball up around the roots. My thought is that if I could remove a lot of the dirt, air could circulate better and the garlic would dry quicker.
I have tried pulling at the sticky clay but I find that I am damaging the bulb where it is held.
So, to trim or not to trim?