• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • paul wheaton
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Mike Haasl
  • Joylynn Hardesty
stewards:
  • r ranson
  • James Freyr
  • Burra Maluca
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Ash Jackson
  • thomas rubino
  • Carla Burke

how do I keep fresh garlic fresh

 
Posts: 565
12
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
my garlic is either growing or shriveling, any suggestions on keeping fresh garlic fresh, I find it just not the same when dried/dehydrated or bottled
 
gardener
Posts: 3501
Location: latitude 47 N.W. montana zone 6A
919
cat pig rocket stoves
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Bruce;
I was recently told that sticking garlic into a large sack of salt will keep it fresh an extra long time.
I haven't done this so I do not know if it works or not.
If you have a bucket of salt on hand you could give it a try and report back!
 
pollinator
Posts: 265
61
dog trees books bee medical herbs
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thomas Rubino's salt ideas ounds like it would logically work. There is also the following video which covers how to keep various foods fresh, including garlic (at around 2:01 into the video).
https://www.facebook.com/430141487506651/videos/2539160932989466/?v=2539160932989466
 
bruce Fine
Posts: 565
12
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
with the weather changing and spring humidity and the wood stove is no longer needed and the moisture is no longer taken out by stove burning the garlic either grows or shrivels. I have some salt and will give that a try
 
steward
Posts: 5145
Location: Cache Valley, zone 4b, Irrigated, 9" rain in badlands.
1844
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Different varieties of garlic have different storage qualities. If long-keeping is valuable to you, grow long-keeping varieties. (softnecks)
 
pollinator
Posts: 344
Location: S. Ontario Canada
25
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Last time I harvested took all the little heads and ones that didn't skin over very well, peeled each clove and put them in a jar in the freezer. Works great. Take them out and thaw a bit and they mash perfectly for cooking.
 
master steward
Posts: 3622
Location: USDA Zone 8a
1023
dog hunting food preservation cooking bee greening the desert
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I drop mine (peeled) into a jar filled with vinegar.  I have not notice it changing the flavor since I am cooking with it.

The bottle garlic that I buy is in oil so that might work also though vinegar is cheaper.
 
master steward
Posts: 7827
Location: Northern WI (zone 4)
2284
hunting trees books food preservation solar woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I want to say I researched this last year and found there isn't a good way to store garlic in oil without some fancy processing that they can do down at the chemical factoryprocessing facility for you.  So I minced mine and put it in pint mason jars and covered them with oil (avocado I believe) and put them in the freezer.  Whenever I needed any I'd just chop out a bit and throw it in the pan.
 
Seriously Rick? Seriously? You might as well just read this tiny ad:
how do we get more backing of the brk?
https://permies.com/t/145583/backing-brk
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic