Dateline: 26 August 2016
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I used to grow a LOT of garlic, and I used to have a home business making and selling Herrick's Homegrown Stiffneck Garlic Powder. Then, of course, I wrote A Book On The Subject.
But these days I grow only a single garden bed of garlic. I pick the bulbs and put the still-green plants under my wood shed to dry. A few weeks later, I cut off the roots and the top stem. The easiest way to do this cutting is with a band saw, as you can see in the picture above.
I bought that cheap bandsaw for my kids when they were younger. It never worked very well for cutting wood. But it does a great job on dry, woody garlic stems. I keep the saw around just to process my garlic every year at this time.