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I've been fighting Meal Moths this summer-and guess where I found the infestation? In my Garlic!! I had a few bulbs in my pantry that had them, so I went out to the open shed where they were stored in mesh bags. I lost EVERY bulb to moths!! The few that I found good went into the garden, where they have since came up. How DO you store your garlic??
 

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i lost lots of garlic to moths, too. as an experiment, i sat one bulb on a scale and watched it lose weight while it dried out. it lost a lot of weight for a long period of time and i finally figured out why when i tore it apart to plant the cloves. half of it was eaten, lol. dadgum bugs anyhow.
 

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I've had the same experience with garlic stored indoors for any longer period of time.
I hang my garlic plants outside, under a porch roof, for a month or so to cure, then store them in the cellar with the potatoes. I've yet to have meal worm damage in the cellar-stored garlic.
I suppose one might cure the cloves then set a jar of them outside to freeze for a week or two ?
I'll be interested to hear other's responses to this as well.
 
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