|An hour later, I just bundled the whole batch together, tied it and called it good enough!|
Don't let anyone fool you, braiding is hard!
But I am tenacious, so I figure I just needed to see how it was done. I visited a bunch of websites with garlic braiding instructions:
|BRAIDING GARLIC by Donna Metcalfe|
Ok, huh? I don't get it.
How to Braid Garlic by Bloomingfield Farm
A little better, but still, after "illus. C" I am lost.
Garlic Braiding by gardenerd1
This was the most instructive illustration/video that I found. It was the only thing I found that made me feel "I can do that."
|I ended up using the beginning braiding from Bloomingfields Farm, with the wind-around technique, and the general braiding from the Gardenerd video, "always down the middle", to take another crack at braiding with my most recent harvest (which my son was so nice to clean up purdy for me).|
I knew I could do it! With this braid I didn't pay too much attention to order of bulb placement. I just made sure that the new bulb's stem went down the middle and put the bulb where I thought it would fit.
|But I have a long way to go before I have braids as fantastic as the people at|
Blue Moon Farm.
In all that research, I did find this great sight from Wisconsin: We Grow Garlic. Who the heck knew that there were so many different varieties of garlic?!
Especially growing in Wisconsin!