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Old 09-01-2015, 10:28 PM   #11
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Thanks...sympathy helps.

I have Master Food Preserver info from two approved sources and one says a week for garlic in oil and one says three weeks. I do food preservation classes and tell people to stick small containers in the freezer. Then you're covered.

I usually roast some cloves and freeze on trays, so we'll do that. And I'll slice and dry the nice cloves. ..it rehydrates beautifully. I make a mean pickled garlic, too. And the mojo sounds great.

Fortunately I have lots of space. Not all the waxy cloves are soft so it's hard to tell. ..I'll just plant everything that's solid and hope for the best.

Onions in the jam would be worth trying. Hmmmmm....maybe garlic leather?
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:10 PM   #12
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I would try an experiment of planting one of the waxy cloves in soil and see if it grows roots. I am 2 months away from planting garlic for next year here in northern New Mexico. That would be enough time to determine if the funky cloves are viable. In the past I have been surprised when I dumped garlic cloves on the compost pile because I didn't think they would grow, only to find a decent crop growing the next year there.
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Old 09-03-2015, 12:42 AM   #13
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bethzrang, that might be worth a try. I usually plant early-mid October. Though what I've read says the odds aren't good.

From what we've eaten so far it seems like about 2/3 is affected, and not every clove in the bulb. I figure I'll plant a whole lot of my favorite kinds...the hardiest will survive and I'll have some strong stock.

I took the last of last year's garlic and some bulbils that got away from me and scattered yjem all over the property this summer. Maybe it will take off.
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Old 09-03-2015, 03:47 AM   #14
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When I used to keep a garden, I used to practice something I learned as a small kid. I would plant cloves of garlic throughout the rows of veggies and even in the flowerbeds to keep the bugs away. I never had to spray. Marigold flowers also work. The garlic and the Marigold plants give off an odor that insects do not like. I never let the tall stalks of the garlic grow to bloom during the first year. I cut them off and left the garlic in the ground. The second year I would have a good size bulb to dig up after they bloomed.

Dang, I miss gardening.
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Old 09-03-2015, 02:46 PM   #15
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I buy the frozen cubes of garlic at the grocery store. It's not like fresh, but it's my go to when I go to the closet and the garlic thief has visited.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:10 PM   #16
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I buy the frozen cubes of garlic at the grocery store. It's not like fresh, but it's my go to when I go to the closet and the garlic thief has visited.
Would you please stop paying the garlic thief's fair up here to my town? He seems to have a veracious appetite. I had two full bulbs two weeks ago. Today I had to go shopping again for two more. Please keep him at your home.
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Crafty little devil isn't he?
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