While it is easy to store for long periods, if you're harvesting your year's supply of garlic in June, you may want to have some put by when you go to grab a clove in November and find nothing but shriveled, dry husks.
Once it's cool, I remove the garlic skins and lay the cloves on a parchment-lined tray to quick freeze.
Unfortunately, I forgot to save out the cloves for planting before I roasted the harvest, so I won't be having gigantic garlic next year. Live and learn.
|The coin is a quarter. Those cloves are BIG!|