23 August 2008
It’s a total faff. First, you have to dry the garlic with all its leaves attached taking up laods of room and – in a summer like this one – stinking out the utility room because it’s so bloody wet outside. Then there’s the actual wrestling the bulbs and stems in a french braid technique, something I find easier to do to my hair than to vegetables.
But it’s worth it. I love hanging garlic and onions in this way (no onions for us this year – that’s a story for another time). Aside from making our kitchen look rustic, the plaits make great gifts. Because there’s only so much garlic in one year that even we can use.
Filed under: Mulch — Clare @ 7:13 pm