Return of the wild garlic

This morning, I received an email from a foraging organisation which showed its excitement at the emergence of this year’s wild garlic. I therefore thought I had better pop outside to see if mine was showing through.

Hurray – and phew! Last autumn, I had dug out some dandelions and a few other roots I didn’t want. In the process, I thought I might have disturbed the wild garlic, so it was particularly pleasing to see the green shoots this morning.

I’ve actually still got a fair amount of normal garlic to eat, as the crop was so prolific last year. It is, however, starting to sprout now, so dishes are getting an extra helping of allium sativum!

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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9 Responses to Return of the wild garlic

  1. Well done. Our Head Gardener is trying chillis this year

  2. Clare Pooley says:

    How good to see those new shoots!

  3. Good for you Helen! We grew some last year, and it tasted sooo good!

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