Braiding Garlic

I didn’t think I was going to bother braiding the onions and garlic we harvested a couple of weeks ago, but then this week The Kitchn linked an article about how to do it. So out came the dried garlic.

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It all looked pretty simple, but with some good tips: plan to plat about 13 bulbs together (16 worked fine for me in the last batch), larger ones at the bottom, start with a knot, then lace in alternately one then two extra ones, then tie up at the end. I did find that the recommendation to do two plats between each addition didn’t work for me, so after the initial two plat I added new ones every single full plat.

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It’s not the tidiest plat ever seen, but I’m happy with it for a first attempt!

I’ll do the same with the onions later.

Update

Apparently this isn’t my first attempt with onions!

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