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store it hanging if you can. Dry and dark. As you are doing - but be sure it's dry before you forget about it. it does need to dry out a few days to get a skin on the cloves before it's put away.i just harvested my garlic crop (planted it last september or so) and i definitely got a decent harvest.
i am taking a stab at trying to get my garden as self sufficient as possible and would like to replant the bulbs..
My question is, can i split the bulbs now into cloves and replant or do i need to wait until the fall to do this.
Regarding storing the rest of the garlic. I have it hanging in the basement where it is cool. Is there anything else i need to know regarding the storage of it?
I wouldn't split the cloves yet but others may have a different view. Look at the garlic now: which is the biggest and healthiest? That is the one you will want to keep for growing. Always save the best for reseeding.
As to splitting, I don't till it's plant time but it may actualy be a good idea... I don't know! I wouldn't replant now but hey - you could try some and see if it yields better cloves. i've never tried.
Normally one plants garlic on the shortest day. If it snows heavily in winter where you live plant before the first frost. This means that their biological clock will go 'TICK' and start it growing when the temperatures say to in early spring.