By Alexandra Fitzgerald
The Times 

July Garden Updates: Garlic, Shallots, and Onions!


Alexandra Fitzgerald

Garlic curing in the shade.

The garden is really picking up pace with the hot temperatures and full sun. We took a quick trip to the coast over the holiday weekend and came back to not so much a garden as a jungle. Weeds are a constant battle, and I spent a cathartic few hours pulling them as fast as I could before they could go to seed and cause 10x more weeds next year.

The garlic, onion, and shallot beds were close to harvest and woefully full of sow thistle, so I opted to dive in and harvest everything. If you're growing garlic, I'm willing to bet it's ready to harvest if you haven't already done so. The key is t...

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