Tied in bundles of twenty bulbs to dry for two to three weeks before cleaning.After the second week I will take a bulb down and cut the stem as low to the bulb as possible, if it is dry then they are ready for cleaning and use. If the stems show any green then they are not ready and remain hanging. These are "Purple Glazier" from "Hood River Garlic Farm". I originally ordered five different variety of soft neck and hard neck but this seemed to do better then the rest and kept longer as well.
I usually pick out the plumpest five or so to store for planting in November. Such an easy crop to grow. Not only adds flavor to meals but the health benefits go without saying.