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Fresh garlic supposed to be so 'wet' inside?

Posted by pdxmark 8, Portland, OR (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 13, 09 at 16:33

I tried to wait to harvest my garlic until 1/3 or more leaves were brown. I think I did, but maybe I fudged it a little. Anyway, after a couple weeks of the garlic hanging in the warm garage to cure, the first cloves from the first head seem pretty moist inside and don't give alot of garlic-y pulp when crushed. Did I harvest too early or will they dry/cure over time?


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RE: Fresh garlic supposed to be so 'wet' inside?

Gosh! I'm the same as you. My first attempt at planting sprouting garlic cloves was a couple months ago. I stuck em in by the roses because aphids don't like garlic. And I recently noticed all that green was dying, so I dug em up. Braided them together, and hung them on a boganvilla vine to dry.

They are absolutely delicious!!

You can freeze garlic, so I may have to do that, but I am happy with this first attempt. Mine are not wet inside. Just yummy. Maybe because I dried them in the sun?

RE: Fresh garlic supposed to be so 'wet' inside?

They should cure in time. Make sure they have good air circulation. If you can't leave some windows open in the garage, consider hanging them outside under a roof or in an airy shed, protected from rain.


RE: Fresh garlic supposed to be so 'wet' inside?

  • Posted by pdxmark 8, POrtland, OR (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 15, 09 at 19:34

Thanks TomNJ. I think there's pretty good air circulation in the garage. I've tried just a soft neck so far. Next I'll try one of the hard necks.

In retrospect, I suppose i should have known the issue when I cut the head off it's leaves. The stalk wasn't dry all the way through when I cut it. That might be the sign that it's cured.

RE: Fresh garlic supposed to be so 'wet' inside?

I've noticed the fresh garlic I get from a local farmer (I haven't grown my own successfully yet) seems "wetter" and crispier inside, almost more like an onion than store bought garlic.

I assumed it's either because of freshness or a varietal difference.

Sure is yummy though!

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