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Post  jimmy cee on 6/17/2016, 8:12 am

Cut off my garlic scapes and. tossed them cut up in my cucumber bed.
Even though I have netting around cukes I am hoping this may be somewhat of a deterrent for those cucumber beetles.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/17/2016, 11:45 am

Great minds think alike, Jimmy. I just chopped & tossed last years garlic leaves onto my squash bed hoping to deter the SVB. I'm pretty sure it won't but it's an experiment...and you know how we LOVE experimenting!

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Post  jimmy cee on 6/17/2016, 4:00 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Great minds think alike, Jimmy.  I just chopped & tossed last years garlic leaves onto my squash bed hoping to deter the SVB.  I'm pretty sure it won't but it's an experiment...and you know how we LOVE experimenting!

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Post  Windmere on 6/18/2016, 7:55 am

Great idea you guys.  Please keep us posted on your results.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/20/2016, 12:22 pm

I put some of this years chopped garlic leaves and stems in with the just sprouted cukes. Came back and one leaf was eaten off a few of them. So it doesn't deter pill bugs.
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Post  camprn on 6/21/2016, 9:53 pm

Garlic scapes are a special, once a year treat for eating only in my house.

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Post  bigdogrock on 6/21/2016, 10:22 pm

Hey Camp, I know we have a recipe thread here somewhere, but what do you do with the scapes? A long time ago I used to make a pesto out of them, but lost the recipe.
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