I love a good investment that gives a solid return. This is partly why I can appreciate garlic so much. Garlic grows from individual cloves broken off from a whole bulb. Each clove multiplies in the ground, forming a whole new bulb with 5-10 cloves. Talk about bang for your buck. But it's nearing the end of the Fall planting season, so you better get a move on. I always tell myself that when I order my Halloween costume off Amazon, it's also time to plant my garlic. And nothing flavors your food better than fresh garlic. Here's a tip to get us started. Don't break up those bulbs any longer than 24 hours before you plant them being very careful not to bruise or damage them. And make sure you follow these other ten tips too!
I just noticed that my garlic scapes have curled. It's time to harvest, prepare and eat my scapes. The scapes are the curling stem that spirals up from the hardback Rocombole garlic. It's the stalk that suddenly emerges mid to late June from the center of the plant. And since this is my first year growing garlic, it's also my first year with my own garlic scapes. Garlic is tasty. So are the scapes. They are delicious and easy to prepare. And don't worry if you didn't grow your own, they can be found at farmer's markets. I even saw them in the grocery store this past week. But hurry, the season is short! So if you haven't tried making garlic scapes, I hope you will this year. Here's five reasons why.
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Buffalo, NY. I love sharing my home & garden ideas with you. Thanks for stopping by.
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