I have harvested the rest of the garlic from MIL's garden. She tells me the pantry now looks like something from an Italian farmhouse, so strung about with garlic that it is. When the garlic has been cleaned of its clinging dirt with a dust-brush, the skins look silken and white streaked with purple. Next year, however, I will plant both early and late-maturing varieties so that it doesn't all need to be harvested at the same time.
As for those gloriously purple flower /seed heads, can anyone tell me if I can do anything with them? Can I plant them for next time, or can we eat them?