We dug up this year’s garlic a week and a half ago. It dried in the sun a couple days, I cut the greens off, the bulbs/stalks went into the garage for a week, and today I finally cleaned the bulbs the rest of the way. Six pounds, five ounces total for the 40 bulbs. This is roughly what our household consumes in a year. We’re just finishing off the last of our 2010 harvest.
I’ve planted some peppers, which were in a “cold” frame until now, in my garlic spot for the next two months, at which point I’ll put next year’s garlic in. I started the pepper plants from seed and despite a cool summer they’re doing as well as any I’ve grown so far (which isn’t saying much). By starting them inside and using a cold frame I hope to eventually figure out how to harvest decent peppers at least one month out of the year, if not two (or more?) in hot years.