We had to harvest our garlic a little early this year, since we planned to leave Santa Fe just before harvest time. Something about garlic just calls for a night-time harvest. We harvested the garlic at night last year as well, not intentionally, but because we suddenly could not wait any longer to pull it out of the ground. This year we harvested about 150 bulbs of garlic. They were a little smaller than they would have been had we left them, but they were nearly ready. I tied them into bundles and they got a good day of drying time in before getting stowed in the car until we reach our next destination.