Garlic WIN

Apr. 15th, 2010 05:45 pm
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[personal profile] rydra_wong posting in [community profile] permaculture
A couple of years back, I planted some wild garlic round the base of an apple tree in a very dim and dingy corner.

Today (after a long period in which my garden was horribly neglected) I looked round and realized that the corner is full of wild garlic.

Apparently, like mint, it's one of those of those plants that will try to stage a coup if you end up in hospital for five months turn your back.

I am rubbing my hands with glee and plotting tasty salads.

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Date: 2010-04-15 05:45 pm (UTC)
loligo: Scully with blue glasses (Default)
From: [personal profile] loligo
Yay! I love food that takes care of itself.

The North American equivalent are ramps. I just planted a couple out in my woods this spring, where I very much hope they will run rampant. *g*

I made pesto with garlic scapes last spring, when some appeared in my CSA box. It was outstanding. I wonder if wild garlic might be suitable for that, too....

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Date: 2010-04-15 06:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amethysta
You don't happen to have the Latin name for wild garlic? I would love to try some!

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Date: 2010-04-15 07:29 pm (UTC)
rainbow: a pale person with very short hair and glasses. the hair is dark blue at the sides and bright fuschia on the bangs. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rainbow
Oooh, the OGL email list just had a discussion on European bear paw garlic; I'm guessing it might be the same thing?

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Date: 2010-04-15 08:18 pm (UTC)
rainbow: a pale person with very short hair and glasses. the hair is dark blue at the sides and bright fuschia on the bangs. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rainbow
Some day I will have ramps,w hen I have an easy to get to damp spot for them.

OGL is the very, very active Organic Gardening Discussion List. It's been around about 15 years. I'm not terribly active on it, but love it. Discussions range all over and go off-topic as well as on.

If you're interested in checking it out, you can subscribe by emailing LISTSERV@LSV.UKY.EDU with the "SUBSCRIBE OGL" in the body of the email.

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Date: 2010-04-15 07:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amethysta
Thank you!

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Date: 2010-04-15 06:46 pm (UTC)
sara: S (Default)
From: [personal profile] sara
Mmmmm, green garlic. This time of year I put green garlic in EVERYTHING.

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Date: 2010-04-15 06:52 pm (UTC)
juliet: Home-made sign saying "Am I a tree yet?" (am I a tree yet?)
From: [personal profile] juliet
mmmm wild garlic. If it's spreading like that, any chance you could dig me up a bulb or two towards the end of summer when it dies down? I can offer something else (garlic chives? strawberries? rocket seed?) in swaps!

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Date: 2010-09-28 03:31 pm (UTC)
juliet: Pot of chives on the decking (at Webster Road flat) (chives)
From: [personal profile] juliet
Definitely -- just remind me later in the year or I'll forget.

Hello! I have had a note to do this in my diary for months, & I think it's finally the right time of year.

Would you be able to dig me up a wild garlic bulb or two? If you'd like some garlic chives in return, I have LOADS which helpfully self-seeded... actually I have a lot of regular chives, too.

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Date: 2010-10-01 04:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] juliet
bulb-drop at the Arch sounds good :)

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Date: 2010-04-15 07:20 pm (UTC)
bluemeridian: Chloe from Smallville, with coffee and a sideways look. (Default)
From: [personal profile] bluemeridian
Heee! I just found some rather tenacious mint in the garden and re-potted it this morning. :)

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Date: 2010-04-16 02:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alphaviolet
Ooo... that sounds great.

Do you know other plants that do that too? I know mint and basil do.

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Date: 2010-04-16 11:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lizw
Yay! Must see about getting hold of some for my garden, too - I got some in my veg box for the first time last week, and it made a lovely risotto along with some mushrooms, spring onions and parmesan. I'd love to try the idea of making pesto with it, too.

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