Gently pulling out of the earth a head of garlic is one of the most enjoable garden tasks I know. It comes out all covered in dirt, but a good scrub and trim bring out the natural beauty of the bulb and also its distinctive aroma.
Here's my stash of garlic: I am all set for the next few months. (I have already started using the newly harvested garlic, for example in the filling for my pierogi.)
When planting time comes, I will use a portion of the cloves to get next year's crop.
This is my contribution to edition #139 of Black and White Wednesday - A Culinary Photography Event created by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook, now organized by Cinzia of Cindystar, and hosted this week by Lynne of Cafe Lynnylu.
The photo was shot in color and then converted to black and white (Lightroom preset B&W Look 2).