29 May 2010

Scapes


Scapes are a big reason we only plant hard neck garlic. I figure we'll give this one another week before we give it the snip, chop, cook, and mmm. 

3 comments:

Ali said...

No scapes yet here... yours look great!

BTW, thanks for the tip about the rope light to warm seedlings. PERFECT! Can't believe how well it worked.

I'd love more detail on your trellis, it looks great.

Ali

Stevie from GardenTherapy.ca said...

mmmm _ I can't wait for my scapes to make pesto!

Kelly said...

Hey Ali,
Meg's Dad lives just 20 minutes north of us(granted the elevation is higher as well) and the garlic we have planted there is at least a week behind the stuff in our city garden. Crazy.

We've been holding off on a trellis post until we got a feel for how well, or not so well, it works. I'll try to post something soon.

Hello Stevie,
If you want some mean garlic pesto, let two or three of your garlics go to seed and plant the ball in the Fall. As you know, what will come up in the Spring is a thick bunch of shoots. Yank'm out of the ground, cut off the roots, and use the rest for your pesto. We totally discovered this on accident, but I'll tell you, the flavor is absolutely intense.