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When and how to properly harvest winter garlic


Growing garlic does not make much work. The main thing in this business is to choose the right time for planting and the time for harvesting winter or spring garlic. Today we’ll just talk about when to remove garlic from the garden, as well as outline the time and method of harvesting the crop.

People cultivate garlic for several millennia on different continents of the planet. And this is not by chance, because without this vegetable culture it is difficult to imagine modern cuisine. This extremely healthy product contains a group of substances called phytoncides, which have good anti-bacterial effects.

When to remove winter garlic

If you are engaged in the cultivation of this vegetable, you should definitely know when to pick winter garlic to avoid losses during harvesting and subsequent storage.

Garlic, planted in the autumn, reaches full maturity after 100 days from the moment of germination.

In most regions of the country, winter garlic is harvested at the end of July - beginning of August. Time may shift to an earlier or later time depending on the region of cultivation and the prevailing weather conditions. Separate gardeners, determined when to clean winter garlic, strictly adhere to the lunar calendar.

How to determine that garlic has ripened

You can determine whether garlic has ripened or not yet, by the following criteria:

  • in plants with cut arrows, the lower leaves should dry, and the upper leaves should turn yellow,
  • the air bulbs on the arrows should burst the shell and the seeds of garlic called bulbs should appear from cracks,
  • Scales from garlic heads should be strong, dried and have a purple hue.

Now we know all the signs indicating the ripening of this vegetable, including how to determine the ripeness of garlic, which has arrows with bulbs.

When the garlic bulb breaks effortlessly into individual cloves, it indicates that the vegetable has overripe and needs to be cleaned urgently.

Terms of harvesting winter garlic, depending on the region

People who have grown garlic for at least one season have probably figured out for themselves how important it is to harvest garlic in a timely manner so that it does not work out sooner or later than the optimal time.

Not fully ripe cloves will be soft to the touch, and those that have over-ripened will begin to decay, while garlic is on the vine. And those, and other cloves poorly stored in the winter.

If you do not remove the garlic at the optimum time, then after moistening from precipitation, it can again begin to grow new roots and start to grow. In view of these possible problems, one must be very careful as the culture approaches the harvest.

Many gardeners want to know when to clean the garlic in the suburbs, in conditions of central Russia, the Urals, Siberia and other regions of the country.

  • As for the areas of the middle belt, winter varieties of garlic ripen there, usually in mid-July. But unexpected adjustments can be imposed by the weather, shifting the cleaning period in one direction or another for a week.
  • In the northern regions of the country, more time is needed to ripen the culture, and this usually happens at the junction of July and August.

Variety is also influenced by the period of harvesting winter garlic. Early varieties can ripen 1-2 weeks earlier than late ripening.

If summer is too dry and hot, then maturation will occur later. A series of rains and abundant watering throughout the growing season, on the contrary, strongly affect the growth of fruits and harvesting may occur earlier.

Cleaning by the lunar calendar 2018

Some gardeners planting and hilling crops, as well as the timing of harvesting winter garlic, determined by the lunar calendar.

Favorable days when harvesting winter garlic in July 2018 are:

Some summer residents advise to start harvesting winter garlic in June. You should not listen to such advice. In this variant, the harvesting will be premature, the vegetable will not fully ripen and during storage the garlic will re-germinate. Having spent on germination nutrients, garlic bulbs begin to dry out and deteriorate.

Judging by national signs, garlic, dug up on the lunar calendar, can be stored for 40 days longer than usual terms.

In the variants, when harvested garlic is supposed to be used for planting next year, the lunar calendar will also be most welcome. The harvest of the next year will depend on the correct time of harvesting.

When to remove spring garlic. How to determine that matured

Now we shall understand, when to clean spring garlic grown on the dacha or garden plots. On average in Russia, summer garlic begins to ripen after August 15 and up to September inclusive. It is at this time that you should carefully look at the garlic plantations and look for signs indicating its ripening.

Even gardeners with experience using the lunar calendar to determine the timing of picking garlic would agree that even before digging out the bulbs, it is necessary to identify the stage of ripeness of the vegetable. If this is neglected, the heads will begin to dope after cleaning for storage.

Here are some signs that spring garlic has already ripened:

  • general retardation of vegetative growth of a plant,
  • yellowing and lodging of leaves and stems,
  • shrinkage of the root collar,
  • fully formed head with pronounced teeth
  • the onion cover of the bulb must be sufficiently dense and dry.

No need to wait long until the leaves of spring garlic are completely yellow, otherwise you can lose the entire harvest. Overripe garlic, as well as immature vegetable, is not adapted for long storage.

Harvest time of spring garlic, depending on the region

The dates when harvesting summer garlic varies in different regions of the country and depend on the following factors:

  1. Planting time of garlic. In each region, climatic conditions have some differences, and this determines the time of planting and harvesting. Knowing that the growing season of spring garlic averages 100 days, we can calculate the estimated harvest time.
  2. The climate of the region. In each region, spring does not come at the same time. While holding the morning frosts, garlic can not be planted. Landing is carried out when establishing stable positive temperatures.
  3. Features of weather in this season. Summer weather postpones its imprint for the period of spring garlic harvesting. If all summer is dry and hot weather - garlic ripens faster. And in a cool summer with an abundance of precipitation, maturation is delayed, the time of harvesting is postponed to a later time.

Harvest of spring garlic usually begins 2-3 weeks after the winter crop is harvested. Oriented to the yellowing of the leaves. But it will be a mistake if you wait until all the leaves turn yellow. Those leaves that are in the center must remain green, and the lower leaves at the time of harvesting must be yellow and dried.

  • In central Russia, garlic is planted in late April or early May. It turns out that the teeth planted in the last days of April will be ready for harvest by August 10, and we clean the May garlic in the second half of August.
  • In the Leningrad Region and Belarus, the time of harvesting spring garlic falls for the period from August 24 to September 6.
  • In the Urals and Siberia, the harvesting time comes a little later, but in any case it must be completed before the end of September.
  • In the southern regions of the country and in Ukraine, the ripening of garlic usually occurs at the beginning of August.

How to clean garlic and prepare for storage. Dependence on weather conditions

Armed with the knowledge of proper harvesting of winter and spring garlic and having decided on its maturity, it is necessary to start digging up the vegetable from the garden. Before harvesting, it is necessary to schedule in which month and what date to harvest, to carry out the preparatory work, and only then begin to dig up the bulbs.

Preparatory work includes the following actions:

  1. Stop watering the crop 30 days before the intended harvest. This is necessary to ensure that garlic heads ripen well and cannot undergo diseases.
  2. Do not allow flower arrows to grow, as they take a lot of the nutrients needed to ripen the harvest of the bulbs. The arrows are removed either immediately after the appearance or before cleaning. To get seeds for sowing next year, some of the arrows can be left on the plants.
  3. Tie garlic leaves in a knot. At the same time, the flow of nutrients to the leaves slows down, more nutrition goes to the formation and maturation of the bulb.

Harvesting Guidelines

In order to properly perform all actions when cleaning garlic, you need to adhere to our recommendations.

  1. For cleaning you need to choose a warm and clear day. If there is not a strong wind blowing on the day of harvesting, this is also good. Under these conditions, the bulbs will quickly dry out and will be stored well in the winter.
  2. If the time has come to harvest, and rain is predicted for a long period of time, garlic will have to be harvested during bad weather. In rainy summer, to dry the heads of garlic to optimum humidity, it will take an additional few days. This is to prevent bulbs from rotting during storage.

Here are some cleaning rules to follow:

    Undermining of the garlic heads is done very carefully with shovels or forks, avoiding their damage. Garlic should not be dropped to avoid dents and shell damage. It should be carefully laid out on dry ground in one layer.

Since ancient times in Russia, spring garlic has been harvested after the feast of Peter and Paul, which falls on July 12. Our ancestors knew that if you dig up garlic before the prescribed time, its cloves will be too soft.

Garlic storage

Growing a good harvest of garlic is a big deal. But no less important is its preservation until the next harvest. To do this, you need to know how to properly store garlic.

Over a long period of growing garlic many different storage methods have been developed and applied. The most popular are the following:

In a glass jar

Some growers store garlic bulbs in glass jars. Before placing them in containers made of glass, the heads of garlic are slightly burnt with matches. A jar of garlic is closed with a lid and set in a dry dark room.

So you can store the harvest for more than 1 year.

Proponents of this method of storage claim that it is very effective. For these purposes, the paraffin mixture is prepared as follows:

  • pour 3 liters of water into the pot,
  • put the pot on the fire and bring the water to a boil,
  • 2-3 pieces of paraffin are placed in a bowl, which we put in a container of boiling water,
  • after 20 minutes, the paraffin melts,
  • we put in the melted paraffin in turn all the garlic heads for 5 seconds each,
  • paraffin-treated heads shall be stored.

This method is not very common, however, and he has his followers. To do this, assembled heads are placed in a plastic bag, sprinkled with dry earth. Packed bags are buried in the ground so that the top of the bag is at a depth of 30 cm. Before sketching the bag on the package, it is insulated with sawdust.

So garlic is stored until May next year.

Storage in braided braids

As usual, garlic bulbs are braided on a rope or wire. Braided garlic is stored suspended in dry rooms or even in the kitchen.

In vegetable nets

This method is well suited to those who grow garlic in large quantities. The craftsmen also use women's nylon tights instead of nets.

Grids and tights can also be hung in a dry and dark room, or you can simply lay out on shelves and tables.

Storage in boxes and baskets

Boxes fit any, if only they had perforations on the sides to ensure air circulation. Better air circulation occurs when stored in baskets.

When writing this article, the goal was to help you figure out when to remove garlic from the bed (winter and spring). In order not to miss the cleaning period, you must be observant. It should be remembered that timely harvesting is a guarantee of long-term preservation of the crop.

The exact date of harvesting garlic can not be called, especially since it changes annually. And it moves in one direction or another because of the variety, weather conditions and the region of cultivation. By applying the recommendations from this article in practice, you will be able to harvest the grown crop in a timely manner and without loss and properly store it for storage.

Terms and signs

Basically, about 100 calendar days are enough for garlic to ripen. This period falls on the middle of the summer, most often from July 20 to August 1.

A more accurate date depends on how hot the summer was and what climate zone you are in. Let's look at the signs of ripening, which will make it clear when it's time to start harvesting winter garlic:

  1. Lower 3-4 leaves on the stem began to dry.
  2. Arrows of garlic straightened, and garlic inflorescences fully opened. If the garlic is not streaked, then the ripening of the stem of the stem or the full yellowing of the leaves will tell you about its ripening.
  3. Having dug a couple of pieces to check, you will see that the scales of the head are strong, purple-violet.

What does the lunar calendar say

Some agronomists prefer to focus not only on the external signs of ripeness of garlic. They take as an assistant the lunar calendar.

It is proved that the moon is an assistant in agrarian affairs, listening to the biorhythms of nature, you can harvest the garlic without delay, while maintaining its quality for a long time.

So, ahead of us is garlic harvesting, let's find out when to collect winter garlic according to the lunar calendar:

  • In July 2018, the best days to gather from the garden will be: 5-7, 15-16, 19-20, 23-24 numbers.
  • In August 2018, it is best to collect 1-3, 11-12, 15-16, 29-30 numbers.
However, it is not enough just to dig out winter garlic. It is necessary to carry out with him some manipulations, again with the help of the lunar calendar, namely:

  • Loosening the land around winter garlic. Before harvesting it is necessary to loosen and clear the ground around the heads of garlic. This should be done about 25 days before digging. According to the lunar calendar in 2018, this is July 3, 4, 8, 30 and 31,
  • Mandatory tie shooter. This is done so that the vitality of the vegetable is redirected directly to the bulbs themselves. After tying the shoots of garlic, the tops will not grow, preventing the growth of new shoots. For this procedure, the lunar calendar highlights the following dates - July 19-20.
  • Breaking the arrows of garlic. Approximately 30 days before the start of the planned harvest, the agronomists stop watering the vegetables - this is done to prevent the processes of decay in the soil, at the same time breaking off the arrows to garlic. Leave only a few exemplary arrows. In 2018, the following days are suitable for this - July 1, 2, 10.

How to dig

If you have determined that your vegetable in the garden has ripened, and the lunar calendar suggested the day when digging winter garlic, pay attention to the weather outside the window. It must be dry and sunny.

Dig a garlic with a shovel or pitchfork. The latter help to do this more accurately and avoid injury to the heads. Garlic break in and left to dry in the garden. Foliage is not necessary to cut. While drying, garlic will take nutrients from the tops. Drying time on the bed is approximately 5 days. However, if the weather outside the window, it is not a reason to postpone the digging of garlic.

In this case, it is dug, but dried in a dry room with good ventilation. Drying time - 7-10 days.

Proper storage after harvest

After digging garlic, followed by drying in the sun, it should be gently brushed off the clods of earth and cut off the roots, leaving a length of 3-5 mm. The tops and leaves are cut to a length of about 10 mm.

For successful long-term storage of garlic, you should know that light, elevated humidity and temperature will not keep garlic for a long time. Therefore, we must take care to create optimal conditions conducive to long-term storage of garlic:

  • Humidity. In order not to let germinate, or vice versa, to rot the harvest, it is necessary to maintain humidity at the level of 50-80%.
  • Temperature. Garlic does not tolerate high temperatures. Better to be cooler. 3-5 ° C will be sufficient.
  • Lighting and air. Keep it in a dark or dark place. Better in a package of several pieces. It can be stored in baskets, boxes, in the form of braids or just a few pieces connected and suspended from the ceiling.

When digging winter garlic

This question requires detailed study. Indeed, the answer to it depends on the variety of the planted seeds, on the variety of garlic (arrowhead or non-arrow), on the climatic conditions in which it grew. Yes, and if during the cultivation, the harvest was struck by the rust of garlic, read how to deal with it in the article

There are general recommendations - digging garlic in 100 - 110 days after the appearance of the first shoots, around the end of July for the middle band.

Но если придерживаться их бездумно, можно получить некачественный урожай: недозрелые молочные или переспевшие, распадающиеся на зубчики прямо в земле луковицы.

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Начала увядать ботва? Завяжите её в узел, она прекратит развитие и отдаст питательные вещества плодам. Around the beginning of July, rake off the earth from the garlic heads, exposing them to a third.

Thanks to the warming of the hot July sun, they will increase in size, increase the quality.

Fine, if you left arrows on several plants for control. They are the first to signal readiness for cleaning. If the wrapper of the inflorescence began to crack, and the lower leaves began to turn yellow, it is time to harvest. If you choose for non-shooting varieties of garlic, garlic is considered ripe when the neck of the stem has softened and the leaves have turned yellow.

A great way to determine when to clean winter garlic is to visually monitor the condition of the bulbs. To act for sure, from the middle of July, once a week, dig 1 - 2 heads.

This method will not only help to accurately determine that the time has come to remove garlic from the garden, but also diversifies the menu with young garlic cloves.

In mature heads, the outer shell becomes thinner, the teeth are easily separated from each other, and their shell becomes leathery and thin.

Some summer residents prefer to dig winter garlic, adhering to the biological rhythms of nature, according to the lunar calendar. This method allows you to choose the most favorable for the safety of the harvested date. Consistent with the phases of the moon, do not forget about the recommendations of experienced gardeners. Delay in collection time may result in damage to some of the fruits.

How to remove garlic from the garden

If you water the tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants necessarily throughout the summer, then you can relax with garlic and stop watering in early July, three weeks before it is harvested. This technique will improve the quality of the bulbs, prepare them for long-term storage.

Winter garlic is harvested from the beds in dry, cloudy weather in the evening or in the morning. It is advisable to complete the work within a week to avoid yield loss. Undercut the bulbs with a spade or special garden fork, carefully remove it from the ground, trying not to damage the roots.

Do not overdo it when you shake off the ground from the heads and roots. If the onions are injured, they will lose their property.

Some growers are advised to thoroughly wash the heads taken out of the ground, remove the useless husk, rinse with clean water. After this procedure, it is necessary to dry the fruits well to prevent their rotting. Do not cut the leaves and roots immediately after removing the garlic from the soil. During the drying process, the nutrients contained in them are accumulated in the heads.

If possible, leave the garlic for the initial drying right on the beds. Be sure to lightly coat it so that sunburn does not reduce the quality of the fruit.

Drying in moderate sun contributes to the destruction of mold fungi, ticks, pathogenic bacteria, increases resistance to diseases. Do not forget to monitor the weather and harvest in a rain under a canopy.

There is no desire to leave a valuable product in the open? Then tie the plants in bundles of 8 - 10 units each and hang them to dry heads down in a dry ventilated room.

When to harvest winter garlic?

When harvesting winter garlic should, above all, focus on the approximate time of ripening varieties planted by you. Since there are early, middle and late ripening options, it will be difficult to collect it in time without taking into account the peculiarities of a particular type of garlic.

The average growing season of winter garlic is three and a half months, if we take as a starting point the occurrence of the first shoots. Accordingly, if you plant garlic in early May, then you should think about harvesting in late July - early August.

The time of garlic harvesting is influenced by both climatic factors and the preliminary preparation of the bulbs.

Since there are always factors independent of the gardener's efforts, the exact dates of garlic harvest can vary. These factors include:

    The type of soil on which the vegetable is grown. Garlic grows well in light loamy and sandy soils. Heavy loamy and sandy types are not suitable for garlic and slow down its ripening,

Garlic ripens faster on soils with low acidity

In order not to collect unripe garlic, it is important to pre-select a variety that is suitable for the climate of your region.

Why is it important to pick garlic on time?

Both perederzhivanie garlic in the ground, and its premature seizure have their significant drawbacks. Despite the fact that the longer the garlic is in the soil, the longer it is subsequently stored, there are certain limits to its location underground.

Overripe garlic is prone to secondary germination, which leads to a deterioration of its taste and texture. In addition, the overexposed garlic literally crumbles in the hands, which makes it difficult to store it, since the escaping shoots have time to destroy the protective scales.

Mature garlic has a dry scales, painted in purple or pinkish tint

The premature digging of the bulbs is not so fatal, but it puts the gardener in front of the need to ripen the garlic in a warm and dry room. Otherwise, the teeth will be too soft and unsuitable for cooking.

By the way! Some experienced gardeners even recommend harvesting unripe garlic in order to be able to dry it in a cellar. How to properly use the resources of the cellar for storing vegetables can be found on our website.

How to accelerate the ripening of winter garlic?

In addition to factors independent of the gardener, there is also a number of actions that will help him influence the quality of the future crop, despite the adverse weather and the wrong type of soil.

It is possible to affect the ripening period of the bulbs by pretreatment of both the soil and the cloves

Even with the best of luck, you may encounter a meager harvest that quickly deteriorates in the cellar. And all because the fruits were not prepared for long storage. Before planting winter garlic, it is recommended to perform several simple manipulations that will not only speed up the vegetation period by the plant, but also enhance its taste.

Planting material

The secret of any good harvest is carefully selected planting material. When choosing bulbs should be guided by the following rules:

  1. Only freshly harvested bulbs are used for planting.
  2. Each clove of the bulb must be carefully examined for the presence of rot, mildew or other traces of fungal diseases. If they are found, the whole bulb should be rejected, as the disease spreads very rapidly and is not always obvious,

Planting material should not show any signs of soreness or rotting.

Potassium permanganate affects the teeth rather coarsely, so it is advisable not to overdo them in solution.

On the day of planting it is allowed to soak the teeth in a solution of potassium permanganate or one percent copper sulphate. It is enough to hold them for half an hour in the composition in order to increase resistance to probable pathogenic bacteria.

Work with the soil is carried out based on the peculiarities of the root system of the planted vegetable. Garlic roots are located mainly in the upper layers of the earth, for feeding which should be distributed the main efforts.

Surface location of garlic roots requires careful work with nearby soil.

So that the soil is well enriched planted teeth and contributed to their development, one square meter of vegetable garden is processed:

  • Ten kilograms of humus,
  • Two glasses of ash,
  • One glass of chalk
  • Two tablespoons of potassium sulfate,
  • One tablespoon of superphosphate.

Loosening the soil makes it possible not only to fertilize it, but also to get rid of some pests that lurk in the soil.

After fertilization, the soil must be loosened and dig. The depth of loosening should be at least twenty centimeters. However, digging too deep is also not worth it, because there is a chance of damaging the root system of the plant. Please note that after digging the soil will take time to settle. Planting teeth is carried out after settling.

Soil acidity

Each vegetable "prefers" a different degree of soil acidity. Garlic is one of the plants that best take root in beds with moderate or low acidity. If your site does not meet this requirement, then a number of substances can affect the degree of acidity.

Scale of acidity

First of all it is necessary to pay attention to the fertilizers enriched with calcium and magnesium. The most commonly used means for reducing the acidity of the soil are shown in the table below.

Table 1. Soil deoxidizing agents

Garlic Storage Rules

In order to keep garlic as long as possible and at the same time not losing its properties, you should pay attention to the important points:

  • if you use garlic for food, then it is better to keep it at a temperature of 1-200 C,
  • garlic, which you plan to put on the seeds, should be stored at a temperature of 00 C.

When storing garlic, we should not forget that it is also susceptible to all sorts of diseases and pests, therefore, if it is used as food, you should try to use small heads first, and then medium and large ones, since large ones are better stored and small ones dry out faster and become unfit for consumption.

Now you know exactly when to dig winter garlic, and if necessary, you can always determine the time when it should be done. Also, using the information in this article, you can properly dry and store it.

Garlic should be stored at a temperature of from 0 to 20 degrees

You can even make special bundles of garlic, which can be a great decoration for your kitchen, as well as fill it with gorgeous flavors.

So feel free to plant garlic, as this is a magnificent plant that can not only give your dishes an interesting taste, but also has a very large amount of nutrients and can be a great tool for treating colds and many other extremely unpleasant diseases.

Also, garlic is able to rid your body of all sorts of parasites, which is another wonderful feature of this wonderful vegetable.

Temperature storage of garlic

Storage in warmer: +16 ° C. +20 ° C - optimal conditions for spring garlic.

Storage in cold: + 2 ° C. +4 ° C - the most successful conditions for garlic winter. Winter garlic is poorly adapted for long-term storage: it is more often affected by various diseases and loses moisture.

The storage place should not be too dry (garlic will dry) and not too wet (garlic will be susceptible to disease): optimal humidity - 50-80%.

It is important: very good keeping quality in bulbs with three covering scales.

You can choose planting material in our catalog, where the products of various online stores are presented. View a selection of different varieties of garlic

Ways to store garlic at home

Braids. We always weave braids from garlic: we leave a false stem and an onion, and we remove the leaves. To make the product durable, we also twine. At the end of the spit do a loop.

Storing garlic in braids

Pigtail can be hung in the closet, and in the pantry, and in the basement. The main thing is that it was dark, cool, not too damp.

In bunches. In my opinion, the best way to store garlic is in bunches (I also call them brooms).

Bundles of garlic

I leave the stalks long enough to tie them together in a mini panicle. And suspended in the corridor, right up to the ceiling.

Storage in grids. During storage, it is advisable to check the garlic for spoiled heads.

Storage of garlic in the grid

I like not to lay garlic nets, but to hang them up.

Wicker baskets. Grandmother keeps onions and garlic in wicker baskets of birch bark in the attic or in the passage (cool room in front of the entrance to the residential part of the house).

Storing garlic in a basket

Such a container, as practice shows, has a positive effect on the safety of garlic.

My mother is far from braiding and storing garlic in wicker baskets, so (at your own risk) I tried another method.

Storage in sterilized jars. Clean, not peeled, well-dried garlic is put in glass jars (previously sterilized), sprinkling heads with coarse salt.

Storing garlic in cans

The way justified the mother's hopes: salt did not allow illnesses to reach the harvest.

Storage in wooden boxes with salt. Instead of cans you can take shallow wooden boxes.

Storing garlic i wooden boxes

Important: Salt use only large!

Storage in linen bags. Some store a precious product in linen bags. Depending on the humidity of the air, garlic heads can be poured onion peel (low humidity) or rinse in a concentrated solution of common salt (high moisture), then dry, and only then put in a bag.

Storage of garlic in the bags

This treatment helps protect the bulbs from pests and diseases.

Board: Keep garlic away from other vegetables.

Possible problems with garlic storage

Often, observing all the conditions for cleaning and storing garlic, we notice mold on the bulbs, or we find dried heads, or we suddenly discover that garlic has taken root. How to avoid it?

Black rot or green mold appears primarily on damaged or frost-bit bulbs. And if there is a high temperature and humidity indoors, the “green plague” quickly captures more and more new heads.

Drying in the sun helps prevent this problem (direct sunlight is harmful to fungi, mold and bacteria): garlic acquires some immunity to help it resist diseases.

Occurs when moisture evaporates from garlic. Dip the bulbs in the melted paraffin: a protective layer forms that will trap moisture inside and become a defense against diseases. The stalk in the process of respiration releases carbon dioxide, which will accumulate in the bulb, destroying the pathogens.

Premature root growth

To avoid this problem, many hostesses “put water” on the bottom before putting it into storage. Well, if the garlic has already taken root, then clean the teeth and place in sunflower oil. You can get them as needed, besides, you still get fragrant garlic oil! In this way, we store garlic in the fridge for about 4 months: butter is amazingly tasty, and raw garlic is not particularly impressed with me (but you can use it for cooking).

Storage of garlic in oil

To store garlic in oil will need:

  1. Sterile packaging (jar, bottle with a wide neck).
  2. Peeled garlic cloves.
  3. Vegetable oil: olive, sunflower, linseed.

Put garlic in a container, pour olive oil (or any other) on it, cork it, put it in the fridge.