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Post  Cajun Cappy 9/4/2016, 12:37 pm

We planted, harvested, braided, and dried our garlic and have really been enjoying it.  But now it is beginning ti turn brown and go bad.  How can we preserve it?  I was thinking of clipping the heads from the braids putting them in a freezer bag and throwing them in the freezer?  Taht work??  go ahead and peel them first?  or can them some how?  Need advice please help.
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Post  yolos 9/4/2016, 1:12 pm

this pdf list differing methods to store garlic
http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/uc_davis/uc_davis_garlic.pdf
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Post  Cajun Cappy 9/4/2016, 2:02 pm

Thanks yolos I will continue researching but I guess I better start in the fridge and move to the freezer later.  It's almost impossible to dry stuff in our humid heat before I plant this year I have to see if I can preserve it.
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Post  plantoid 9/4/2016, 3:24 pm

Cappy ,
Due to the temperature & humidity where you are . If it is all year round could you plant a dozen garlic cloves once a month , every month of the year ?

 If so , would that solution give you say a dozen or so bulbs a month to use so you won't need to bother about storing them for long ?
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Post  sanderson 9/4/2016, 4:49 pm

plantoid wrote: If so , would that solution give you say a dozen or so bulbs a month to use so you won't need to bother about storing them for long ?
That sounds like a good idea. Anyone grow garlic this way?

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Post  Cajun Cappy 9/4/2016, 8:39 pm

Sadly it does not grow in our summers.  We have to plant now to harvest before it burns up.
I did research all morning and I think I will put it in teh freezer.  It changes the taste but they should last till spring that way
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Post  llama momma 9/4/2016, 9:40 pm

Hi Cappy,
I have made garlic butter and wrapped it then put in the freezer, similar to this !
You could also partially freeze then cut into coin size pieces, then continue to freeze.  This way you don't have to chip away later on at the frozen log.  Enjoy!!

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Post  AtlantaMarie 9/6/2016, 7:24 pm

Roast & store in olive oil?
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt 9/7/2016, 7:35 am

AtlantaMarie wrote:Roast & store in olive oil?
/\ If you do this, it must be stored in the fridge, not at room temperature, because of the risk of Botulism. (Freezing small batches might be safer than storing a larger quantity in the fridge since there would be less out of fridge time per batch whilst serving.)
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Post  camprn 9/7/2016, 4:08 pm

Garlic must be cured after harvest and then it should last between 10-12 months as is . Was it thoroughly cured? Preserving garlic in oil is an unsafe practice. If you must, dehydrate it and then powder it.

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