I debated on facebook a bit earlier this week on how to spell garlicky…and I was informed of the correct spelling…so here I am to share it with you! We planted garlic last fall (cause that’s when one plants garlic) and it has grown to maturity. We planted 4 varieties. I know we planted Metechi, Music, and Romanian Red. The fourth variety is a mystery garlic which was presented to us as “wild garlic”. I have no idea what it’s real name is, but it looks significantly different from the other types and produced nice sized, very pretty bulbs. We’ll plant it again for sure assuming it stores and tastes good.
(Once you harvest garlic, you need to dry it out of the sun for a few weeks)
We’ve had a ton of rain in WV this spring and summer which has killed a large portion of the garden. The garlic is about the only thing that thrived so I am really pleased we planted so much. We’ll likely have to survive on it all winter since we won’t have many beans or peppers or salsa (a near staple at our house). If anyone comes to visit, you had better “garlic up” before you come!
Ok, I’ll play sort of serious…we love garlic and there is nothing to beat fresh garlic. I like it in just about everything and we use it about that often. It’s great because it grows through the fall, winter and early spring and can be harvested in time to allow the gardener to plant cabbage or broccoli in its place (which is what we’ll do) for a later harvest. If you have never tried growing garlic, you definitely should!
So, anyone ever seen this “wild garlic” or know anything about it?