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Discussion: I call it garlic

in: 'Bent; 'Bent > 2020-04-23

Apr 25, 2020 3:41 AM # 
coach ld:
but either way it's very flavourful. I've been putting it in soup, stew, rice etc.
Apr 25, 2020 3:48 AM # 
coach ld:
Apparently both names are used but they are also called "Ramps" and due to over -harvesting are endangered in some places. In Quebec if you get caught with more than 50 (ie. you're actually harvesting them) the fine is $1000.! The suggestion is to pick only the leaves not the bulbs, and just a few so they keep propagating. Just found that out and thought I'd share.
Apr 25, 2020 4:16 AM # 
We had that discussion about the bulb this week. Our cultivated patch in the forest by our house is doing well.
Apr 25, 2020 11:32 AM # 
I’ve been transplanting from a huge patch in the bush we know about. I’m taking bulbs for transplant, but only carefully separating 1 per cluster of 3 or 4, and never the solo ones. I read that they divide like domestic garlic.
So far it’s working- the original patch is expanding, and we have a pretty nice crop on our hill too.
Apr 26, 2020 10:10 PM # 
coach ld:
Yeah - they seem very happy in the hardwood woods in these parts. Hard to imagine them going extinct, not seeing and smelling them as we run and ride trails.

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