green garlic

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  1. songbird

    songbird Senior Member

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    it's a great early season crop and when eaten mostly raw keeps the garlic flavor.

    if you cook it longer it will taste more like a cooked green onion.

    my favorite way to eat it is right out of the ground. garlic and green onion in a perfect combination.

    for more blanched white area plant your cloves down deeper than normal. the larger the cloves planted the larger the stalk.

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    Yummy! I love green garlic, just picked some yesterday to go in a salad. Our walking onions go really well with the green garlic.
     
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    How did I not know about green garlic? Thanks for the info.
     
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    I take it green garlic is just the normal garlic picked at its green stage?
     
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    yes, it is good pretty much any time after it starts growing
    up until it starts getting a top/scapes on it, but depends upon
    the variety. above is a hardnecked garlic. if you let that go
    too long the stem will get too hard...

    i have yet to get my garlic planted for next year.

    most of what i have been picking as green garlic these past
    few years is extra plants i'm trying to remove before they
    take over. i think i have a few more seasons back there to
    munch on. hard to remove it all from the place i scattered it
    many years ago. was a mistake i won't repeat.

    :)
     
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    Thanks. Must try it
     
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    I do this too. Because I never manage to grow enough normal garlic. I grow that amongst flowers. Garlic chives can be a substitute too.
     

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