Estimated Storage Time for Music?

Geezer66(Ohio)August 24, 2005

Added Music garlic to my garlic plantings and wondered about the storage capabilities it has. Thanks. Geezer

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username_5(banned for no reason)

1 year plus

    Bookmark   August 26, 2005 at 11:58PM
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Geezer66(Ohio)

Usurername--Where and how do you store your garlic to get a year out of it? Geezer

    Bookmark   August 27, 2005 at 12:03AM
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username_5(banned for no reason)

Hi Geezer,

Honestly I just grew music for the first time this year so I can't tell you it's storage ability from experience. I had thought I saw this question asked elsewhere and someone who grew it before answered so I was just parroting the response in that post.

However, with the hardnecks I have grown/stored, they are in mesh bags similar to what onions come in from the store. Dixondale farms sells long, thin mesh bags for $1 each that work well. They are stored in my basement hanging from the ceiling. They usually spend a couple weeks outside before being brought in to dry well.

Each spring there is a risk that some of them will start sprouting in the bag, I remove those and plant them. Dunno if different storage parameters would eliminate the sprouting of some.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2005 at 10:34AM
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garliclady(z7 NC)

Six Months for us. We have been growing it for 7 years now. We harvest in June and plant in october. One year we had to plant in late december and the music was plantable but starting to shrivel and sprout some.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2005 at 8:08AM
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username_5(banned for no reason)

Go with what Garlic Lady says rather than what I said. She knows way more than I do. In thinking about it, a year is a long time for storing garlic, 6 months is much more reasonable. I think the longest I have ever tried to store it is around 6 months. Generally it doesn't last longer than that in my house before being used ;-)

    Bookmark   August 29, 2005 at 11:17PM
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