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Post  llama momma on 5/25/2013, 6:26 pm

Hardneck garlics send up a flower stalk in early June in northern climates and as early as March or April in warm climates. Before the stalk begins to turn woody, starts to uncoil, and begins to stand up straight, the stalk should be cut off 1/2 inch above the top plant leaf. This redirects the energy downward into the bulb.

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http://www.filareefarm.com/growing.html
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/26/2013, 8:57 am

@llama momma wrote:Hardneck garlics send up a flower stalk in early June in northern climates and as early as March or April in warm climates. Before the stalk begins to turn woody, starts to uncoil, and begins to stand up straight, the stalk should be cut off 1/2 inch above the top plant leaf. This redirects the energy downward into the bulb.

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http://www.filareefarm.com/growing.html

And don't just toss those scapes into the compost - they are delicious!

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Post  llama momma on 5/26/2013, 9:12 am

Heaven's No! I can't wait to try out garlic scape hummus

http://www.green-cityzen.com/in-the-kitchen/garlic-scape-hummus/

It's from a sf gardener that I haven't seen on the forum recently but if she or he sees this I am thanking you in advance!
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/26/2013, 10:34 am

@llama momma wrote:Heaven's No! I can't wait to try out garlic scape hummus

http://www.green-cityzen.com/in-the-kitchen/garlic-scape-hummus/

It's from a sf gardener that I haven't seen on the forum recently but if she or he sees this I am thanking you in advance!

I tried this recipe last year with scapes from a friend's garden.

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!

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Post  GWN on 5/26/2013, 10:43 am

I also roasted mine with garlic over the barbecue with asparagus
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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/26/2013, 12:18 pm

@llama momma wrote:Heaven's No! I can't wait to try out garlic scape hummus

http://www.green-cityzen.com/in-the-kitchen/garlic-scape-hummus/

It's from a sf gardener that I haven't seen on the forum recently but if she or he sees this I am thanking you in advance!

Oh man...I'm such a hummus nut...I make it with everything and anything. Thanks so much for this recipe, llm. Can't wait for the scapes now! Altho I'm not sure about getting any if they only come on the hardneck, unless my Belgian Purple or the ones from the grocery store are hardnecks.

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Post  Goosegirl on 5/26/2013, 4:47 pm

@GWN wrote:I also roasted mine with garlic over the barbecue with asparagus

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Post  llama momma on 5/26/2013, 4:50 pm

Your welcome CC!
Between hummus, roasted, barbecued with asparagus, also want to dry some for storage, already thinking of expanding this autumn's planting!
Don't know a thing about Belgian Purple, if you find out I'd like to know.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 5/27/2013, 2:02 pm

While picking up a few things at Whole Foods just now, I saw garlic scapes for $4.99 per pound. The tips were large and rounded, unlike mine, which are thin and serpentine.

The onion scapes have small heads, although they do seem to be growing slowly.

One of the garlic scapes is starting to curl. Should I harvest these now, or wait?

Thanks for any advice or suggestions.
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Post  camprn on 5/27/2013, 2:18 pm

donnainzone10 wrote:While picking up a few things at Whole Foods just now, I saw garlic scapes for $4.99 per pound. The tips were large and rounded, unlike mine, which are thin and serpentine.

The onion scapes have small heads, although they do seem to be growing slowly.

One of the garlic scapes is starting to curl. Should I harvest these now, or wait?

Thanks for any advice or suggestions.
I believe you harvest as they are curling. Nonna may pop in and give some better advice.There are a few links in this thread that may have the info you are looking for.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t2114-garlic?highlight=harvesting+scapes

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Post  GWN on 5/27/2013, 2:47 pm

I took a few of my scapes last year and stuck them into the compost and the seed head continued to develop and then I had a whole bunch of garlic BULBILS which you can plant and over 2 years get LOTS more garlic.
IT is a great idea to build up your garlic stock..... if time is not an issue
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