Of the three varieties of garlic we harvested, the Phillips was the first to dry and be ready for trimming. We broke a bulb apart to check for any signs of disease, and found clean, unblemished cloves within.
Once the stems, roots and leaves were trimmed off, the bulbs were ready to be placed in storage.
The core of the stem is completely white, a sign of dryness. The Music and German Extra-Hardy, two larger varieties, still show green in their cores, and need more time drying before they’re ready to be stored.