Just like growing garlic, harvest is easy. These few tips will guarantee a tasty pesto.
|Cut garlic scapes (flowers) two weeks prior to harvest|
- Garlic is putting on lots of bulb growth in the weeks before harvest, so regular watering is important.
- Hardneck garlic produces scapes (flower stalks) that should be cut off two weeks prior to harvest so bulbs grow bigger. Use scapes in stir fries or pesto, grill them like asparagus.
- Refrain from watering garlic plants a few days before harvesting to transition the bulbs to their final maturation and to prevent staining of the papery cover that wraps the bulbs.
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