Gardenerd Video on Youtube – Garlic Braiding

About 7 years ago, I took a day trip up to Gilroy for the World Famous Garlic Festival.  My goal was to learn how to braid garlic.  I came away from the event with the skill set to sally forth in the garlic braiding department forever more (along with some serious garlic breath).    Each year, in order to keep the pile of garlic that I harvest (and cure for about 6 weeks) from cluttering up my counter tops, I braid the year’s harvest and hang it in the kitchen for easy access. 

This year, I decided to record the braiding experience to share with you.  If you’d like to learn how to do it yourself, just watch the video and you’ll be on your way.  I found that it’s easier to learn this skill when you have someone in front of you doing it as well. Check out the Gardenerd Youtube video for clear instructions:

Gardenerd’s Garlic Braiding Training Video

Oh – and you can read all about that trip to Gilroy in an earlier Gardenerd Blog post here. The festival happens ever July, so you might feel inspired for a road trip this summer after reading it.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Christy Wilhelmi

    Wow! Thanks so much.  Your braid looks great. I hope you enjoy it all year.

  2. Christy Wilhelmi

    You’re welcome, Dale, and thanks for the great feedback.  Also, thanks for sharing your farm with us.  It sounds like a great operation.  We’ll stop by if we’re up in your neck of the woods. 

  3. Dale Slyngstad

    Thank you Christy for your great utube about how to braid garlic. My farm is Simple Produce in Stanwood WA. Check out our upcoming harvest party. That’s me and my nephew on the poster. I love your web site. Gardenerd! What a great name. Dale

  4. Christy Wilhelmi

    Your timing is perfect.  Plant garlic in October if you are in California or other warm-winter climate.  Other folks usually wait until spring to plant.  You can order starter bulbs (guaranteed disease free) from Seeds of Change or Abundant Life Seeds or several other online catalogues.  I usually split an order with a friend, unless they sell them in smaller quantities.  Good luck!

  5. Felicia

    I’ve never grown Garlic. But I’m thinking of giving it a try.

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