Thought some of you might like this . . . no such thing as too much garlic, is there?
If you planted garlic last fall, you may have discovered that you have some strange looking spiral shoots emerging from the center of your plants. Or maybe you are part of a CSA, and included with your last bunch of spring lettuces and sugar snap peas, you also received garlic scapes, and you have no idea how to use them. Don’t worry – you aren’t alone.
Earlier this week as we strolled through the garden, we noticed that the garlic scapes were among us. Honestly, I think this happened overnight – caused by all the rain and humidity that we have had. On Friday our garlic looked normal, and the very next evening, we were cutting the brand new garlic scapes.
What are garlic scapes? These are what most would consider to be the flower stalk of hardneck garlic plants. If left on, they eventually form small bulbs that can be planted…
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