Saturday, July 7, 2012

One For my Mom's Table


This year I harvested most of my garlic scapes about a month ago. Those scapes made their way into salads and one tasty pasta dish that I was surprised came from my own hands at the stove. The rest remained on the garlic plants which were just pulled this week to cure. Those remaining scapes just opening made their way into the bouquet for my mom's table above. I was getting teased down at the community garden though about leaving those scapes on. But it's win/win as far as I'm concerned. I had some scapes for eating, some for flowers and still enough garlic to harvest and of decent size to be happy with. There's more than one way to skin a cat or so I've heard.

6 comments:

frank@nycg said...

And one gets their fill of scapes. Some experts believe that leaving the scape on longer can actually improve storage life of the harvested bulb.

Amelia said...

I am sooooo impressed. Tried garlic once and completely botched it so I've hesitated to try again. Your bouquet is inspiring me though.

Sweetgum Thursday said...

Thanks Frank, had not heard that one. Interesting. Hope that means some garlic will last longer, although I lumped them all together, even varieties. (makes me wonder why i tried to remember even what i planted where) Amelia-there's always next year. Last year I lost a lot of garlic. This year was good though.

Anne said...

All the flowers look wonderful in your vase! Garlic is something I have never tried to grow but I like to eat it.

Jen said...

So pretty in the vase. It grows wild in the Catskills in a hard to reach place--but my husband goes after it.

Sweetgum Thursday said...

:) thanks anne and Jen