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Old 04-08-2016, 07:06 PM
Andy Jones Andy Jones is offline
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Seeing the earlier garlic thread prompted me to start this garlic thread.My property was always woodlands,as far as I know.There are garlic plants on my property and land adjoining me.I have assumed this is some type of wild garlic,but I'm not sure.I dug some up and planted it in my garden in September/October and it came up and grew all winter.I harvested it in June.It is really prolific.

The bulbs do not have cloves like garlic you see in the store or in seed catalogs.Each bulb is a single bulb,like an onion.Some of them are the size of a golf ball.They are quite good and we use them for cooking often.

Does anyone know what kind of garlic this may be?The bad part of this is they are all over my garden and I can't keep them where I want them.
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:36 PM
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Larger leaves then "regular" garlic?

Most likely wild leeks/ramps. One of my spring favorites with morel mushrooms and fresh wild trout.
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Old 04-09-2016, 12:20 AM
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The leaves look just like regular garlic.When they bloom,the scape is waist high or taller and has a blossom as large as a tennis ball.

I do not believe ramps grow this far south.From pictures I've seen of ramps,they appear to be about 18"tall and have fairly wide shiny green leaves.The plants in my garden have dull,light green leaves and do not look at all like the pictures of ramps that I've seen.
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Old 04-09-2016, 03:47 AM
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you are describing something identical to something I have in my yard.
My husband transplanted it from another location but after we grew it for a year or two I began to recognize it everywhere in our area. mostly around old abandoned homesteads. it is a variety of garlic but what kind specifically I do not know. I am in N.E Texas. I like to think of it as free garlic.
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Old 04-11-2016, 12:29 PM
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...The bulbs do not have cloves like garlic you see in the store or in seed catalogs.Each bulb is a single bulb,like an onion.Some of them are the size of a golf ball.They are quite good and we use them for cooking often.

Does anyone know what kind of garlic this may be?The bad part of this is they are all over my garden and I can't keep them where I want them.
Most garlic will only create a single round for the first 2 or 3 years when grown from seed. Having it all over your garden makes me think it's growing from seed. The bulbs may be rotting over the summer in your location in the wild forcing it to grow from seed every year instead of from the bulb.

Replant the largest of the rounds this fall and see if you get cloved bulbs next year.

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