Last year it fell apart as soon as I picked it up…
In my old garden I couldn’t grow garlic because it became riddled with rust fungus which was clearly rife in the soil. Here we have had no trouble and were self-sufficient in garlic for a whole year – right up until this summer’s harvest.
In the following summer when the leaves start to yellow they’re ready to gently dig up and dry off.
Then you can tie yourself in knots trying to get a sturdy plait that stays together!