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    Garlic! Set it and forget it growing

    Garlic is a perennial. Just buying the store stuff and planting ,may not do it.

    But itís good for animal repellent

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    https://practicalselfreliance.com/perennial-garlic/

    Growing garlic as a perennial means less maintenance, year-round harvests and never buying seed garlic again.

    Perennial Garlic

    Growing garlic as a perennial is pretty simple. Just plant garlic as you normally would in the fall, and then ignore it for a few years. Occasionally, that happens by accident. You intend to harvest garlic, but the stem snaps off or a bulb or two get forgotten in the ground.

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    You might want to contain it or give it a border because it can take over your whole lawn.

    You can also eat the leaves too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwissArmyMan View Post
    You might want to contain it or give it a border because it can take over your whole lawn.
    You can also eat the leaves too.
    Apparently the shoots/curly bits are like green beans. So Cottage ham and green beans may get a new Flavour profile.

    It’s getting close to planting time, where did you get your starting stuff from? And did you start with bulbs, or broken apart clumps of them? Sounds like the link was reseeding 1/4 of what they harvested and still Have lots.

    The invasive area would be helpful in a few areas we have. Good “extra” for cabin rentals and kid occupiers as well.

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    I've been growing them from buds purchased from the grocery store. They're as resilient as grass & will invade your lawn.

    You can mix it with your vegetables & stir fry them together. Very tender when you eat the shoots.

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    Don't forget to try Chive & thyme. Thyme is also a perennial & will grow like weeds. Has a good lemon flavour & good for bbq & soup.

    Chive or green onion, will grow from buds but not regrow in the fall. Doesn't need fertilizer or special attention.

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    I was always told that garlic purchased from a grocery store had been chemically treated so you could not use it for growing a new crop from it. Probably a rumour started by the seed garlic people.

    The curly shoots are called Garlic Scapes, at least that's what we've been calling them for decades and they are one of my favorites sautťed until tender in lots of butter served with a nice bbq steak. Damn I am hungry now.

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