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When you lift the garlic outWhen you lift the garlic out of the ground, you take the greens and all for curing. After it's cured for a couple weeks, trim off the remaining stem. If you wish: after one week, cut off all but about 5 inches (12 cm) of stem. Then store in a container at cool room temperature (not a fridge).

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