I have been very patient. I have waited three weeks or so to take my cured garlic, clean it up a bit and put it into storage. There are two schools of thought with storing garlic. There are the people who clean it so thoroughly, it looks like supermarket garlic. Then there are the people who just wipe off the worst of the dirt and there she goes. I did a combination. I cut the stock and took off only the skin that would rub off. Brushed the worst of the dirt off the roots, trimmed them and...done.
Here is the before.
Here is the after.
I have saved enough cloves to plant 32 of this variety and took two to neighbor Judy as seed for her new garlic plantings this fall. I have ordered a variety called Music that Erica at Northwest Edible Life says is her favorite.