Winter garlic - moody crop in terms of storage, especially at home.
What ways housewives manage to keep it fresh before the new year?
How to prepare garlic bulbs for long-term storage, and what conditions are required for winter garlic in order for it to remain fresh and not dry?
These and other questions will be answered in our article.
How to save winter garlic until spring? Ways to store winter garlic at home:
- Cold method of storage (in the refrigerator, in a pasteurized jar, tightly closed lid, or in a cloth bag, treated with a solution of salt).
- Pouring heads of winter garlic salt.
- Overflowing flour.
- Overflowing onion peel.
- Some housewives use to store their winter crops. expanded vermiculitepeppered garlic heads.
- Pouring garlic cloves vegetable oil.
- Dipping in paraffin - Another way to prepare the heads of winter garlic for long-term storage. Paraffin-coated bulbs do not lose moisture and stay fresh for a long time.
- Braiding in pigtails.
- Storage in carton boxes, in nets, in kapron tightssimilar to the bow.
How to keep garlic cloves in oil, you will learn from the video:
Long-term storage of garlic can also be attributed to some degree to freezing in the freezer for the winter and drying it for seasoning using fresh air or household appliances.
How to prepare winter garlic for long-term storage?
Mature, not damaged (mechanically or pest) bulbs are taken for storage: only they have good keeping quality. Each should have at least 3 dense scalescovering the whole onion.
Garlic bulbs dried within 28 days, peeled from the upper contaminated scales and cut (if storage of the crop is not expected in pigtails) the stem at a height 5 cm from the head, and roots - leaving 1 centimeter. Roots, if desired, can also be plucked or burned over a gas stove, leaving only the bottom.
Tips for harvesting winter garlic and preparing it for storage in this video:
How to store winter garlic in the apartment? To keep winter garlic longer, it is recommended to process its heads boiled for 2 hours. vegetable oil with a few droplets iodine (0.5 liters of oil - 10 iodine droplets), then dry the crop outdoors.
Where to store winter garlic at home? Winter garlic is usually stored in pantryin the kitchen or in the fridge. It must be consumed first of all: unlike spring garlic, it is less suitable for long-term storage.
How to keep winter garlic at home - in which container? Poured with salt, flour, or exfoliated vermiculite, winter garlic can be stored in glass jars or pans.
Salt (flour, vermiculite) is poured on their bottom, and then a layer of garlic is put.
Layers need to alternate, while the height of the container allows. Over the last layer of garlic should be 2 cm layer. This method involves the replacement of salt several times during the winter, because with time it becomes wet.
Garlic uncut braid and decorate their kitchen walls. Just like onions, in villages, winter garlic is stored in nylon pantyhose.
Special grids for vegetables, they are convenient for storing garlic, but in them, as well as in pigtails and nylon stockings, if the storage rules are not followed, winter garlic dries out rather quickly.
Winter garlic stored in small canvas bags. And so that he does not lose moisture, pour it onion peel.
How to save winter garlic for the winter at home? The method of storage of winter garlic at home in canvas bags in this video:
The main conditions for successful storage: temperature, humidity and room
There are two options for winter storage of garlic heads:
- warm - temperature within + 16 ... + 20 ° C, humidity indicators do not exceed 40–50%,
- cold - temperature is about + 2 ... + 5 ° C, humidity is not lower than 70–80%.
It is important not only to grow and properly collect garlic, but also to save it correctly in winter.
How to keep winter garlic in the apartment a little longer? Temperature: +2 - +3 degrees Celsius (when stored in the refrigerator), +15 - +20 degrees Celsius (stored in the pantry or in the kitchen). Humidity: from 70 to 80 percent.
The results of the experiment on the storage of garlic in the apartment for six months in different conditions in this video:
Terms of savings
Winter garlic is difficult to maintain until spring at home. Its shelf life in an apartment is usually 4 - 5 months.
We talked about how, where and in what to store winter garlic at home.
There are many ways, but the goal of all storage methods is to prevent drying harvest.
Successfully stored only healthy, pest-free and mechanically damaged onions, which were properly grown, removed in time and carefully prepared for storage.
Video: optimal storage conditions for garlic heads in winter
You can keep the vegetable in such places:
- in a house or apartment
- in the basement or cellar,
- on a heated balcony or loggia,
- in a refrigerator.
There are many ways to store garlic in the winter
Spring varieties of garlic can last until June, winter garlic, as a rule, is stored in any case for no more than 3-4 months.
In a container (drawers, boxes or baskets)
Garlic is poured into layers in shallow containers, peppered with sawdust, hay, salt or any other granular substance that can absorb excess moisture.. Boxes or baskets are cleaned in the pantry, lowered into the cellar or put on the balcony.
Garlic can be stored in a wooden box
A prerequisite is the presence of holes in the container for ventilation.
In fabric bags or nylon stockings
Canvas or linen bags are pre-impregnated with a very strong saline solution. After drying, they lay garlic heads. Salt-impregnation prolongs the shelf life up to 5 months, as the salt absorbs moisture and does not allow the bacteria to penetrate inside.
Garlic can be kept in a salted bag of natural fabric.
Many housewives use to store pantyhose or stockings from nylon, which are perfectly breathable and conveniently hung from the ceiling (in the pantry, cellar, etc.).
Kapron is well breathable, so the garlic in kapron stockings stays fresh for a long time.
In vegetable nets
Grids for storing vegetables and fruits with a rather small mesh are a classic variant of placing garlic for the winter in the basement or cellar.
On sale you can find special nets for storing garlic and onions
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Dried garlic is placed in glass jars (well washed, sterilized and dry). Heads can be poured moisture-absorbent bulk material:
- coarse rock salt
- any flour,
- wood ash
- onion peel.
Many gardeners and gardeners store garlic in glass jars in winter
The filled cans are placed in the pantry or in the kitchen cupboard. Such a stock is kept for about three months.
Each garlic head gently dipped in melted paraffin wax, cooled and laid out in boxes. Paraffin shell allows the vegetable to stay fresh for 6-7 months.
Garlic can be treated with paraffin so that it is stored for a long time and does not deteriorate.
In food film
Food film protects garlic from drying out. Each head is wrapped tightly in at least two layers and then placed in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator.
Film wrapped garlic heads are best kept in the refrigerator
Garlic is perfectly preserved in special plastic bags, containers or cans from which air can be pumped out. With good tightness vegetables are stored in them for at least four months. But you need to keep them in the refrigerator.
Vacuum packaging is best to store peeled garlic.
Late in the fall, when the earth is beginning to freeze, I bury garlic heads wrapped in a cloth and packed in a plastic bag 30-40 cm deep in a hole. From above I sprinkle with mowed grass or sawdust and throw in garden soil. Garlic is perfectly preserved, it remains strong, crunchy and fragrant.
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Harvest on time - successful storage of winter garlic
Timeliness when harvesting winter garlic is just as important as when it is planted. It depends on when the crop is harvested, how long it will lie. The main task is not to collect it too early or late. Therefore it is necessary to focus on some of the features that characterize maturity.
Mature, ready-to-harvest garlic is characterized by yellow foliage. His tops are not so resistant and, basically, all lies. If you dig an onion, then the husks ready for garlic collection must be thin and dry. Having noticed these signs, you can start harvesting winter garlic.
Often the necessary degree of maturity falls in July. Selecting dry weather, proceed to harvest. There is no question of any watering of garlic before this operation. This will require working gloves and forks. Undermining the ground with a pitchfork, carefully remove the heads, trying not to damage them. The harvest must be dried.
Winter garlic storage - preparatory work
Vegetables with tops dried for at least 5 days. Lay them on the street, or in a dry, ventilated room. It is important not to wet the crop. After high-quality drying, you can proceed to pruning the foliage. At this stage it is already necessary to determine how you plan to save it. Depending on the storage method chosen, the stem is left shorter or longer. And the roots are cut standard - leaving a short tail.
During pruning tops, you must carefully examine each head. All damaged bulbs are unsuitable for long term storage. They need to be immediately removed and used in cooking. The same should be done with overripe bulbs. You can recognize them by decaying teeth.. For long-term storage, leave only high-quality, timely collected fruit without any damage.
How to store winter garlic - ways and secrets
Not everyone has good basements or storerooms. Many, having reaped the harvest, are forced to look for ways to keep it in their apartments. Consider several options for storing winter garlic. Those who have cellars, can not worry too much about how to properly store winter garlic. Everything is simple here - for it the optimum storage temperature is 2–4 degrees, and it is this temperature that is set in the basement.
Heads can be tied up in brooms or pigtails (for this case, the tails are left longer), or you can put them in boxes or boxes and lower the harvest into storage. Much troublesome for those who do not have a cellar. Let's take a look at how to store winter garlic in a warm room. Immediately it should be noted that this method of storage is worse, but it is possible, as an option. It is most efficient to store winter garlic in the refrigerator compartment for vegetables. To do this, it is wrapped in a natural dense fabric.
Another interesting way is to keep the cloves in a sterilized jar, for better preservation by sprinkling them with salt. This method of storage will allow for a long time to keep the crop from drying out, rot and mold.
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Whatever storage method you use, you should regularly check your stocks and monitor their quality. The harvested onion harvested on time will not have time to infect the rest of the crop. Thus, you maximize the shelf life and save useful properties, as well as get the material for the next landing.
Winter or spring garlic: which is better
Summer residents grow two types of garlic:
- spring (landed in spring), cleaned in August,
- winter (planted in the fall), ripens in late July.
A spring or summer species with more upper surface scales is more suitable for storage. The teeth are better protected from drying out, moisture, and winter garlic with a small amount of husk is sensitive to temperature extremes, humidity.
Winter garlic is recommended to be put in marinades, pickles, used first to prevent spoilage, while summer garlic, under all conditions, “lives” well until spring.
Heads of summer garlic are knitted into braids, laid loose in boxes, baskets, teeth stored in banks, in the refrigerator, on loggias.
Proper harvesting is a guarantee of long storage.
Clean the vegetable when it reaches full maturity, trying not to miss the deadlines. Signs of maturation:
- In spring, the arrows are noticeably yellow, then the arrows fall down. Teeth tightly held in the heads, do not fall apart.
- Green arrows turn yellow in winter, a thin film breaks on the inflorescences.
Heads that break apart into separate teeth are poorly stored. They are allowed for processing, eaten, added to dishes.
For cleaning, choose a dry day, scoop vegetables with forks, gently poddevyh heads, so as not to damage. The arrows do not cut, shake off the ground, tie the vegetable in bunches and hang it in a dry place to dry. Cellar, shelter, attic, the main thing - to make it dry, warm.
After drying, cut the roots and leaves, leaving a small length of the stem (up to 1.5 cm), sorted heads by size, remove all damaged specimens. Vegetable ready for laying on winter storage.
Save garlic for a long time is possible under certain conditions:
- Humidity. Permissible range: 50-80%, and it is desirable to comply. With even a slight excess of moisture and moisture, the teeth quickly become moldy and rot. In too dry a place garlic dries out.
- Temperature. According to the observations of experienced gardeners, it is best to store the harvested vegetables at temperatures from + 2ºC to + 5ºC. Winter garlic does not tolerate high temperatures (above + 10ºC), summer well preserved at rates up to + 15ºC… + 20ºC, but not higher. It is advisable not to allow temperature drops, because from this the vegetable loses its spicy taste and sharpness.
- Lighting. The harvest is placed in a semi-dark place for storage, so that direct sunlight cannot fall on the bags, boxes, baskets, and spit.
Garlic is unpretentious, with the creation of optimal conditions stored until next summer.
The choice of location is determined by the summer resident's possibilities, living conditions. For owners of private houses the most suitable places:
Heads are suspended in braids, bundles, laid out in stockings from nylon, in baskets, boxes, boxes. Premises are prepared in advance for the harvest:
- air out
- treated with special compositions for disinfection,
- check ventilation.
Different vegetables are usually laid in the cellar for the winter, and garlic is stored away from potatoes, beets, carrots, cabbage.
City dwellers store garlic in the kitchen (scythes, boxes, in cans or pouches), in the refrigerator (in pouches, cans), on insulated loggias and balconies (in drawers, boxes).
In the arsenal of gardeners in store more than a dozen different ways of storing a useful vegetable in winter, but which one will be the best in specific conditions is decided only in practice.
Used by gardeners proven storage option, but rather laborious at the initial stage - weaving braids. You will need to leave long stalks to braid them in a single bundle.
Braided braids are hung in the basement, cellar, kitchen or pantry.
The method is similar to the previous one, the difference: the heads are tied not into braids, but into bunches. For the bundles used rope, strong thread. The finished bundles are suspended in a dry dark place.
In the apartment, garlic is stored in canvas bags, hanging them in secluded places. For the best preservation of vegetables recommend this method:
- tissue bags soaked in a strong solution of salt,
- dry the bags,
- garlic is poured into them.
Salt "storage" will save the heads from fungi, bacteria and mold.
For the winter, garlic is placed in jars, there is no need to close the product with lids, and clean in a cool place. For convenience, large heads are divided into individual teeth, without removing the covering scales. Banks are pre-sterilized, then dried.
In nylon stockings
Old proven method of wintering onions and garlic for the citizens. It is convenient because such bags in the form of long “sausages” do not take up much space, which is important for city apartments, while the heads do not spoil, the vegetable fully retains all its taste and useful properties.
The hostesses appreciated the way, since with salt the garlic is stored without damage for the whole long winter. Suitable containers are:
After drying, garlic is sorted, then layered in tare, sprinkled with salt. The number of layers is 3-4 in one box. Care must be taken to ensure that the salt completely covers the heads, and that they must not come into contact with each other.
Tara with heads clean in the refrigerator (banks), on the loggia or in the pantry. Salt can be replaced with ash, flour, as these products also absorb moisture well and do not allow mold to appear.
In a refrigerator
Accustomed to loading all products into the refrigerator, city dwellers try to preserve garlic collected at the site in the same way. But the wet conditions on the shelves and in the boxes of the refrigerator are not suitable for garlic, and after a couple of months (possibly earlier), the cloves deteriorate.
Therefore, if there are no other options, already prepared garlic is placed in the refrigerator:
- In jars, peppered with salt, onion peels.
- In the bags (canvas, paper).
- Ground To do this, the teeth are cleaned of cover scales, twisted in a meat grinder, covered with salt (1: 1), placed in small sterilized jars, and sealed. The shelf life of such seasoning - 2-3 months, use - as an additive to dishes.
- In jars with oil. Teeth cleaned, placed in a clean, sterilized jars, pour vegetable oil to the top. Close the jar lid. As the need to get garlic, pouring is suitable for sauces and dressings.
Another way to “winter” garlic in the fridge is freezing. Different options:
- freeze cleaned teeth, pre-wrapped them in foil, food film, special bags for freezing products,
- grind the peeled teeth, fill the compartments in the ice freezing compartment with the mass, put the cubes in bags and store in the freezer.
Some consider freezing to be a convenient way to preserve the harvest, others prefer the “grandmothers” methods - braids, bunches, in bulk in boxes.
Storage problems and solutions
Putting the vegetable for long-term storage, do not forget to systematically check the container with heads and teeth, remove damaged or spoiled garlic.
At the same time, a large number of damaged copies is a signal of incorrect storage conditions, and the situation must be quickly rectified.
- The appearance of mold or rot indicates high humidity. Usually manifested when the heads are in a tightly closed container (without air access), when laying garlic in a box or boxes in several layers (more than five). They shift heads to another container, provide ventilation (make holes), remove all “suspicious” cloves.
- Drying garlic. It appears when the temperature rises (above + 20ºC), low humidity, violation of storage conditions. Dental shrink, deform, become shriveled. Sort through the whole garlic, if it is impossible to create the optimum temperature, twist the teeth in a meat grinder or pour in oil in containers, cans. "Save" the whole head will allow the waxing of the vegetable.
- Sprouting heads. The appearance of green sprouts is an indicator of improper storage conditions. Such heads are used in food, prepare seasoning. The remaining onions are sorted, if not inside the seedlings, selected for storage of any of the above methods: pouring in oil in jars, twisting into mass, freezing.
- Yellowing cloves. The appearance of yellow heads and teeth in them indicates the defeat of garlic fungal infection. Occurs when laying the patient garlic, not dried, as well as in violation of the temperature and humidity indicators. The spoiled copies are destroyed, the rest are sorted out, and another way is chosen for storage.
Garlic piled for winter must be checked regardless of the wintering method. Enumerate the heads in boxes, baskets, in braids, in bunches, inspect the layers of the heads in banks.
The fact that the vegetable is infected is indicated by the following signs:
- pinkish coloring of integumentary scales,
- watery structure cloves,
- the appearance of unpleasant smell of mold and rot.
Garlic is immediately discarded, the container is destroyed or disinfected.
Storage tips great garlic harvest
A small amount of garlic is successfully stored even in apartments of urban high-rises, provided that the vegetable is provided with the optimum temperature and humidity.
What do lovers of spicy spicy vegetable, grown garlic baskets? For storage, choose several ways at once, so as not to lose the crop over the winter. For example, part of the heads is poured with paraffin, ash, salt, the other batch is placed in storage in the refrigerator (freezing, in oil). Another part is stored in braids in the kitchen or pantry, and a small amount of cloves is crushed into a garlic mass with salt or dried.
It is recommended to plant more summer garlic, which is subject to long-term storage, and to grow winter in small quantities and after harvesting to use before the onset of winter.
It is easy to save garlic in winter, you just have to choose the most suitable options and do not forget to check the crop stocks.
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Winter garlic (the one that was planted in the fall) ripens in late July - early August, and spring garlic (planted in spring) - closer to the end of August.
It is best to dig garlic with a pitchfork on a dry and sunny day. The heads cleared of the earth together with the stems are laid out on the bed to dry. Dry garlic need five days. If five dry and sunny days in a row is not about your local weather, then you can dry the garlic under a canopy, in the gazebo, in the terrace, even in the greenhouse. The main thing is not to forget to air the room well.
After drying at the garlic, the roots are cut with scissors or shears to make about 3 millimeters left, then the stem is cut, leaving up to 10 centimeters.
How to store garlic: proven methods
Spring garlic is better kept in warm (+ 16- + 20 ° С), and winter - in a cool room (+ 1- + 3 ° С). But in practice, how and where to store garlic, gardeners choose, based on the volume of the harvested crop.
Garlic is not a main product, but a seasoning - you don’t need a lot of it. Usually, the garlic harvest of an average summer resident is such that it can be safely stored in an apartment, without constraining the owners. If you are a garlic fan, and collect more than one box, you will have to connect a cellar or a warmed balcony.
So, those who grow a lot of garlic and collect decent harvests, it is recommended to store it in wicker baskets, cardboard boxes or wooden boxes in a cool room at a temperature from + 3 ° С to -5 ° С and humidity 50-80%.
It is quite another thing if you do not have enough garlic to take it to the cellar. For such a case, experienced gardeners have invented several options for storing garlic directly in the apartment.
Storage of garlic in braids, bunches
The most ancient way of storing garlic involves braiding braids from dried heads with a stem and hanging them in a dark, dry and cool place (for example, in a vestibule, pantry, or closet). It requires certain skills, time and labor, but saves space in the home storage, because garlic garlic is suspended from the ceiling.
Storage of garlic in the grid
Another way that does not require a lot of space. Heads of garlic fill the grid, which then again hang higher. For this business are perfect mesh, which sold pomelo.
It is worth noting that, both in the grid and in braids, garlic should be viewed from time to time and discarded the spoiled one: these methods of storing garlic do not save from drying out and germination.
Storage of garlic in salt
But the garlic stored in salt is quite capable of surviving the winter without losses. Someone puts the garlic in a wooden box in the holes, pouring each layer of dry salt. Someone stuffed garlic sterilized jars, filling the void salt. The main thing is that both below and above the tank there should be an impressive layer of salt (about 2-3 centimeters high).
Storing garlic in flour
Many store garlic in plain white flour. The fact is that flour very well absorbs excess moisture. At the bottom of the pan, jars or any other dishes with a lid pour a layer of flour. Then garlic heads are rolled in flour, placed tightly in a container, sprinkled with flour on top and the lid is closed. Garlic retains its freshness until summer.
Storage of garlic in the ashes
Happy owners of a country bath can use ash for storage of garlic. It is necessary to pour ashes in a standard cardboard box with a layer of 2 centimeters and put garlic heads tightly on top. The next layer will again be ash, then garlic, and so on. The topmost layer should be of ash. The box so equipped can be safely stored right in the kitchen.
Storing garlic in onion peel
If you have a huge harvest of onions and a lot of onion peel remains, why not use it for storing garlic? Onion peel can pour garlic in a bag, basket or box and remove somewhere higher on the mezzanine.
Storing garlic in paraffin
Paraffin candles must be melted in a water bath, alternately dipped in melted paraffin of garlic head and allowed to drain. Paraffin forms a protective film on the surface. It will prevent the evaporation of moisture and will not allow pathogens to garlic.
Store garlic in sterile jars
You can put garlic heads in ordinary glass jars, without falling asleep. It is said that even with all kinds of “fillers”, garlic in a jar overwinters well, does not dry out and does not germinate. But for safety net it is worth sterilizing and drying.
Storage of garlic in a cloth bag
Garlic is well stored in an ordinary linen bag of natural material, especially if you hold the heads for a minute in a very concentrated saline solution, and then dry. Such treatment minimizes the risk of mold and other diseases.
You can, by the way, soak not the heads themselves in salt, but the pouch. Then the bag is dried, filled with garlic and, without tying, sent to storage.
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Background: why garlic is poorly stored
Garlic does not spoil - it is a natural process. Essential oils, phytoncides, alliin, amino acids oxidizing in the light and in the open air are to blame. Garlic does not deteriorate - it is preparing for germination.
How to store garlic? Just don't let it grow.
In winter varieties, more succulent due to thin surface scales, a larger amount of essential oils that determine the sharpness, the shelf life is 4-5 months, in spring garlic - about half a year.
Medium-late, late varieties of any type are suitable for long-term storage.
Spring garlic is stored up to 5-6 months, up to May, at t + 15 ... + 17 ° C with humidity - 50-70% - so-called. “Warm” storage.
It is believed that winter garlic needs “cold storage” + 2 ... + 4 ° C and humidity of 70-80%.
But the rumors about his inability to store at home are exaggerated: healthy, undamaged, harvested in time and dried winter garlic will lie for six months.
Suitability for storing purchased garlic of an unknown genus-tribe is determined by the color of the scales and the shape of the head. In winter, the teeth are arranged in one row, in the spring - in several rows. Winter garlic is more often with light scales with a small amount of lilac stripes, in spring scales it is more often painted in an intense lilac color.
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Suitable for sampling garlic starting to lay stalks, withered foliage, softened false stem.
Garlic harvested at the wrong time will not be stored: at least suspended, at least in salt, at least in paraffin.
If the stems have fallen, and the head begins to unfold - it's too late: it will not be long.
Garlic is dried for about 10 days at t +25 C in a thin embankment. In properly dried garlic, the root lobe is dry and easily separated with fingers.
If possible, hang it in a bundle: nutrients and moisture will descend to the bulbs.
How to store garlic in an apartment or private house
And you can store garlic in a dry basement, cellar, on the veranda of the house and just in the apartment. Well dried, properly cut, it will be stored in any dry room. And it is not so important whether it is winter or spring.
In braids keep beautiful, compact and - long.
1. In the boxes. Plastic trellised, wooden boxes are filled with a layer of 20-30 cm. Spring is kept warm - in an apartment in the kitchen, on the veranda of a private house. Winter in bulk is better to send in a cold cellar.
2. In braids. In addition to decorative, spit save from overdrying, does not allow for flaking of scales, complicates access of air to the teeth. Braids weave when the stems are not withered, plastic and flexible.
3. In a bundle. With stems 20-25 cm long, tied up by 10-12 pieces or clamped by a yoke, hanging garlic is stored for a long time both in the kitchen of the house and in the warm basement.
4. In the drawers, cardboard boxes, wicker baskets, peppered with chips, sawdust, onion peel. Sand poured only in dry cellars with low humidity.
Tip! Plastic bags and other synthetic non-breathable material is not suitable: it is condensation and decay.
5. In the bag. Linen, canvas bags. They are not laid tightly, and they are not tied tightly - so that there is air access.
6. In the grid. Hanging taller in ordinary nylon grids is the best method: it is ventilated and compact, and the scales are in place.
7. Without pruning. The method is good for busy housewives: after drying, dry stems, roots are not pruned. And even the soil should not be too clear. Garlic is put in cardboard, trellised boxes in bulk, stacked crosswise (with a jack).
The best method of storing garlic in the winter: and vershok, and the spine will save from drying out.
The box is stored on a warm dry porch, the kitchen - where it does not interfere. Garlic is selected as needed. The simplest and surest way to save garlic from germination, drying and greening.
Unusual storage methods
To store garlic in salt is boring, in paraffin it is much more interesting!
- Storage in salt. Heads are placed in the box, poured salt. Salt absorbs moisture and preservative, does not allow rot.
- In the ashes. Owners of baths and fireplaces are used to pour garlic with ash layers. It is said to be stored well, but to clean the garlic in the ashes?
- In onion peel. Interspersed with husk, taking on moisture, containing volatile production, inhibiting the growth of fungi and bacteria.
- In paraffin. The heads are dipped in melted paraffin, forming a protective film. The method is good with a deficit of garlic and paraffin excess.
And if he does not want to be stored?
The following methods of storing garlic that have already been peeled will help.
In oil. The heads are cleaned from the husk, pour oil. It lasts a long time - up to 3 months, and is an excellent preparation for a quick fix.
In salt. The teeth are placed in jars, sprinkled with salt, not sealed, stored in the refrigerator.
Storage in flour. The teeth are rolled in flour, placed in glass containers. One problem: it is easier to buy fresh garlic than flour.
You can store garlic in the refrigerator in a city apartment, if there is free space. The heads are wrapped in paper, foil, laid separately from other vegetables.
And no polyethylene: quickly deteriorate due to condensate.
And still the cleaned teeth are frozen, dried, ground into powder, crushed and frozen - but this is another story, a culinary one.
These are some simple tips to help preserve garlic, albeit not until the next harvest, but long enough. Some of the methods are controversial - but as an experiment you can check. How do you store garlic?