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Posted By: Stilly River Sage
06-Apr-20 - 04:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Jack, no need to freeze the garlic. The best way to store the wild garlic is to pull the whole plant (or dig - my garlic always seems to grow quite deep) and knock off the worst of the dirt and save the corms to use for planting elsewhere later (or knock some back in the same hole so more plants sprout next year.) I let the batch of plants stand in a large bucket in the laundry/mud room and dry over a couple of weeks till the moisture has all moved to the garlic bulbs or simply dried out; cut off the tops, leaving a couple of inches of neck for easier handling. I knock off any remaining dirt then put them into a craft grocery bag and store them on a dark shelf in the pantry. They will last a year or two that way. I dug up some wild garlic in the woods across the road from me years ago and over time have it come in in several areas of the yard. It's actually a wild leek, or is referred to as a hardneck garlic.