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Post  jimmy cee on 6/8/2016, 6:56 pm

I have never seen this in all the years I have grown garlic. coming out of the ground by them selves
I cut my scapes today, cut them up and tossed them around in my cucumber bed.





in a 4 garlic square....
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Post  Kelejan on 6/8/2016, 8:29 pm

I think they are a kind of grass. As kids we would push them up our arms so that the pointy bits  kind of bumped around.

OK, I know it sounds funny but we were just kids playing.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 6/8/2016, 9:03 pm

That's grass, not garlic.
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Post  yolos on 6/8/2016, 9:07 pm

@donnainzone5 wrote:That's grass, not garlic.
+1 - cut the seed heads off and put the grass in the compost
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/8/2016, 9:38 pm

Looks like wheat .
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Post  jimmy cee on 6/8/2016, 9:39 pm

They have the same leaves as the garlic plants....I'll look more closely tomorrow.
If they are weeds, I love em..will save the seeds
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Post  sanderson on 6/9/2016, 2:11 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Looks like wheat .  
+1 Any straw involved in your gardening?

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Post  jimmy cee on 6/9/2016, 9:36 pm

No straw, however I do have some around. Checked between the two leaves, similar but different.
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Post  meatburner on 6/9/2016, 10:02 pm

Why would you want to save the seeds?
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/9/2016, 10:15 pm

@meatburner wrote:Why would you want to save the seeds?

Truth. Why? Weed seeds are a dime a dozen!
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Post  jimmy cee on 6/10/2016, 3:10 am

@meatburner wrote:Why would you want to save the seeds?

I just love the plant, regardless of what it is, I find extreme beauty in it. , no color or exotic shape such as flowers.
There are some much larger plants at the shore that resemble this
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Post  sanderson on 6/10/2016, 3:18 am

The seeds on these stalks may not be mature enough for drying and saving. They have to turn yellow for harvesting.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/10/2016, 8:53 am

It is pretty! Resembles the sea oats at the shore, I agree! Not sure how viable the seeds are, though. Can you let any of it mature and save the seeds, Jimmy?
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Post  plantoid on 6/10/2016, 11:13 am

It looks like barley corn or a rye barley grass , are the tips of all the grains supporting a rough edged saw type needle point  ?
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As said it will go one way easily point first and be difficult to pull back through material .

  Barley seed is often found in bird seed mixtures & chicken feeds  ..have you been emptying the budgies cage  bottom in the area ?
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