I'm facing about 150 bulbs of garlic in need of processing. I've been pulling them slowly, in bunches of about 40, letting them dry out (with root and stalk), then trimming down to bulb, cleaning with a brush, sorting (small ones become garlic spread, large go into clay pots for winter, broken bulbs are used immediately), then pulling more. Occasionally a garlic braid gets made. I have to move faster though, the garlic plants that are still in the ground (dried and yellow) are starting to split and the individual bulbs are sending up shoots to produce a new plant. Ahhhh!!!! It's too hot to work but for early morning and dusk, tomorrow at the crack of dawn we pick the rest. The good news is, they're beautiful!