How do you know when it's time to dig the garlic? When the stem of the garlic down close to the ground begins to die and turn brown, it's time to dig.
After a good summer rain about a week ago, I pulled the garlic up by the hand fulls. The ground was moist and it was easily pulled up. It's best to plant garlic in an out of the way spot because it does spread like crazy. I'm pretty sure that is why it's on this ditch bank.
Fresh garlic adds amazing flavor to meat and vegetables. Larry even noticed when I used it for the first time and he never makes a comment about food. He'll eat just about anything with no complaint. When I added the fresh garlic to stir fired vegetables, he said "wow that's good what did you put in this that's different?" It really does make a difference.
Garlic will keep best in a the refrigerator but If your going to use it up quickly you can leave it hanging in a little garlic basket. I made this basket pretty quick out of some scraps of chicken wire.
Add some flavor to your life, plant some garlic.