Gathering Garlic

It’s garlic time.

The stalks have mostly died back. I planted Romanian red, German red, and Music garlic.

Enough to keep vampires at bay, I’m sure. So now what?

Hang it up to dry in the garden shed. Wait until November to plant the biggest cloves for next year… and then peruse the – now controversial –  recipes for fire cider. Or try and find James Dukes recipe for garlic oxymel… make some pesto. Garlic is a hot and dry herb that is wonderful for clearing damp congestion. For people who want to enjoy the medicinal benefits of fresh garlic but seem to have a bad reaction (headache, nausea, herxeimer reaction) cooling yogurt can bring things back into balance.

So then I start thinking that it is time to open two garden internships for people who want to come help and learn about things like this. If you are interested in a hands-on work exchange to learn about gardening and foraging but don’t mind working on your own some, write to to set up an interview.