When your garlic is well cured, remove stem and roots. If you are buying garlic at a farmers’ market or from a producer, ensure the garlic you are purchasing is well cured – the garlic wrapperswill feel very dry to the touch and will peel easily. You can store your garlicat room temperature (around 18-21 degrees C) in a dry environment. Your garlic should keep for at least 6 to 8 months, and often up to a year, depending on the variety.