Garlic Scapes have arrived

My 32 square feet of hardneck garlic (approximately 100 plants) have sent up flower stalks, or scapes.

I removed most of them, and we’ll eat as many as we can. They have a taste somewhere between garlic and an onion and are a nice treat in a salad or stir fry.

Huge cast iron skillet full of stir fry with garlic scapes

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11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by toggpine on May 30, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Oooh! Ours are just coming on. I usually just let them bloom. I think we’ll be having stir fry in a few days!
    Thanks for stopping by our little bit of country too!
    Cathy

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  2. Yum! I can’t wait for garlic scapes.

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  3. Have you tried making pesto with them? We did that last year so we could preserve them and it worked really well. The pesto can be added to a homemade salad dressing or used as a spread. Yum!

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  4. If you have too many to eat you should try them pickled – just use your favourite pickle recipe. They are awesome and all our foodie friends thing they look and taste amazing!

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  5. […] wisdom says that when the hardneck garlic you are growing sends up scapes, you should cut them off so that the plant doesn’t spend any energy growing a part that you won’t use. If you […]

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