In 2012, on the plains of Northern Arizona, two families joined forces and began the trials and tribulations of building a small family farm with nothing in the bank but love.
|Step 1, loosen earth with fork (Frank and Scott)|
Garlic should be harvested after two weeks of no watering. Nothing ever works by the book in farming. I stopped watering anticipating harvest would begin the weekend of July 4th. But the heat we've been experiencing undid my plans. We were over 100 degrees for several days, yet there was some dampness when we started pulling the first row. Last night we finally got rain which made harvesting today a little muddy.
Our garage has been transformed into the garlic curing station. Depending on the variety and timing of harvest, it can take 2 to four weeks to cure.
Once we finished the one softneck variety we planted, we started on
|Step 2, gently remove and clean off dirt.|
|Step 3, get garlic out of sun ASAP.|
|Step 5, hang garlic to cure|
|Step 4, spread garlic|