It's the cycle of life and in the case of garlic: what goes in the ground in November, comes around in July. And then it is stored, planted (again), and used until the next harvest.
Back in November, I broke apart garlic cloves from four different types of garlic and planted them in my garden.
Over the winter, they gathered up energy and poked up in early spring, sending up scapes in early summer.
Two weeks ago, I harvested my garlic and set it out on the porch to dry.
And then today, I cut the dried stems and trimmed the roots. Now they are ready for winter storage. In November, I'll select the biggest cloves and plant them in my garden. Because what goes in the ground, comes around....