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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/12/2017, 6:51 am

@Turan wrote:Last year my boss gave me a big bunch of scapes that when I brought them home I found the stems too tough to cook.  I threw them under the broccoli as mulch.  In the fall I noticed that they had developed a bunch of little bulbils.  I planted them and they gave us garlic greens and some will give us little bulbs this year.
Not very firm data to go on, GG, but a start.
I know this; if you don't get them fairly early after they spring up, they get tough.  some of mine were too tough to use so they were composted--wonder if I will have some volunteer garlic?  

Keep us posted with what happens!
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Post  greatgranny on 7/12/2017, 11:00 am

@Turan wrote:Last year my boss gave me a big bunch of scapes that when I brought them home I found the stems too tough to cook.  I threw them under the broccoli as mulch.  In the fall I noticed that they had developed a bunch of little bulbils.  I planted them and they gave us garlic greens and some will give us little bulbs this year.
Not very firm data to go on, GG, but a start.
So what you mean is that I should harvest the garlic and take the scapes off that have the bulbils and take the bulbils off and then put the garlic in with the ones that are drying?  Do I also dry the bulbils before I plant them?
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Post  Turan on 7/12/2017, 12:38 pm

@greatgranny wrote:
@Turan wrote:Last year my boss gave me a big bunch of scapes that when I brought them home I found the stems too tough to cook.  I threw them under the broccoli as mulch.  In the fall I noticed that they had developed a bunch of little bulbils.  I planted them and they gave us garlic greens and some will give us little bulbs this year.
Not very firm data to go on, GG, but a start.
So what you mean is that I should harvest the garlic and take the scapes off that have the bulbils and take the bulbils off and then put the garlic in with the ones that are drying?  Do I also dry the bulbils before I plant them?

Something like that seems a logical approach. Maybe let the scapes with bulbils dry together and take the bulbils off when they seem like they want to fall. I wouldn't do anything too much, let nature play out.
Remember I have not done this purposefully, it just happened.

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Post  greatgranny on 7/12/2017, 5:25 pm

@Turan wrote:
@greatgranny wrote:
@Turan wrote:Last year my boss gave me a big bunch of scapes that when I brought them home I found the stems too tough to cook.  I threw them under the broccoli as mulch.  In the fall I noticed that they had developed a bunch of little bulbils.  I planted them and they gave us garlic greens and some will give us little bulbs this year.
Not very firm data to go on, GG, but a start.
So what you mean is that I should harvest the garlic and take the scapes off that have the bulbils and take the bulbils off and then put the garlic in with the ones that are drying?  Do I also dry the bulbils before I plant them?

Something like that seems a logical approach. Maybe let the scapes with bulbils dry together and take the bulbils off when they seem like they want to fall.  I wouldn't do anything too much, let nature play out.
Remember I have not done this purposefully, it just happened.  
I think that is the way most of us figure this out.  Smile
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Re: More on garlic scapes

Post  recoush on 7/23/2017, 11:39 am

so i pulled some of my hard neck garlic today leaves are all dead good size bulbs
the others are mostly still green and small

However even though they are smaller and mostly green stalk one Question:
most of the leaves are still green Good however the end of the main stalks each one has a small bulb
will get a photo later. They are about the size of a quarter in length and diameter, what are these are they garlic seed bulbs for fall or scapes? 

ok two questions
what should i do with these garlic bulbs with the leave bulb?
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Post  recoush on 7/23/2017, 4:07 pm

found this on wikipedia looks just like this image listed as
Garlic Sprout. Allium sativum. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
no mention of what to do with the sprout?

now what do i do with this and the small Garlic bulb that i reburied?

sorry guess this is the wrong place :>)

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/24/2017, 1:34 pm

recoush, I think that thing has the bubils in it.  Take a look at the posts above your last 2.  I think they address bubils.  I ate one once and it's really strong, but I never planted them.  I may have read (or dreamed?) that it takes 2 yrs for a bubil to grow into a garlic bulb but check me on that by googling 'planting garlic from bubils' or some such.

OH, here's where I read the 2 yr thing...it's from page 1 of this thread:
@GWN wrote: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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Post  greatgranny on 7/24/2017, 4:24 pm

I have 7 bubils that I have drying.  I think I am going to attempt to plant them in the spring and see what happens. I may save some for other years just in case this doesn't work.  Great way to give them away after 2 years.
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Post  Turan on 7/24/2017, 5:15 pm

The bulbils I planted last fall have made 1" across bulbs this year.

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Post  greatgranny on 7/24/2017, 7:17 pm

@Turan wrote:The bulbils I planted last fall have made 1" across bulbs this year.
That is a start to lots of garlic in the future.
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