Question about drying garlic and planting
I am just beginning to harvest my garlic. I have elephant garlic and regular garlic - variety unknown. I have so far only harvested 2 good heads of elephant garlic (just a few days ago) I rinsed off the bulbs and laid them out to dry inside. The stalks feel dry all the way to the bulb, but it's kinda hard to tell if they may still be wet inside, as the stalks are very hard. I do want to be able to save some of this garlic for replanting this fall. Whatever the regular garlic is, I don't intend to braid it. How long does garlic and elephant garlic need to be dried before it's safe to remove the stalks?
Another question....Some of the garlic that I already harvested has lost it's papery skin. Is this ok if I want to plant it this fall?
Any help is greatly appreciated!