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How to Grow: Harvesting Garlic

It's garlic season in our zone 5 garden Garlic is one of the easiest vegetables to grow and a treat because you plant it in fall with tulips and other bulbs, protect it with a mulch, and then harvest the following summer. Harvesting is simple but the timing is important. Harvest garlic plants when 2 to 3 of the bottom leaves have browned. If you harvest too early you take away from the bulb sizing up well. If you harvest too late, the cloves start to separate around the bulb reducing the time you can keep them in storage. To harvest, don't...

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