Garlic Shoots Coming Up

About six weeks ago, I planted garlic cloves in my front gardens. Just this week I’ve seen the tips emerging from the winter soil. I have to say I’m a little surprised at how quickly they have appeared. As you can see from the picture, they look a little wimpy. But I’m looking forward to watching them mature throughout the spring.

Actually not all the garlic shoots will make it through spring. Young garlic leaves are edible and can be used in the same way you use chives.  Here’s a post from mama’s Lebanese Kitchen on making scrambled eggs with garlic leaves. Sounds good to me!

P.S. In the very top of the photo you will see some tiny seedlings popping up. These are from last fall’s papaloquelite plants. More on these as spring progresses.

Subscribe to My Newsletter

Powered by Robly

Recent Blog Posts

  • Seeds Ready to Be Sown

    Questions About Seed Starting

    February 02, 2017

    February is the season of love…and of the very beginnings of your summer garden. This is the month when you can buy fresh packets of seed and start…

  • Oranges and Spices

    Wow Guests With Cranberry-Lemon Punch

    December 12, 2016

    With the holidays here, you are probably connecting with family or friends to share the joys of the season. Whether it’s just a few buddies over for d…

  • Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

    Make Some Rosemary Shortbread

    December 12, 2016

    Rosemary is often used in savory meat dishes but it can also shine in sweet treats. To see what I mean try this recipe for rosemary shortbread, adapte…

  • christmas-ball

    Caring For Your Christmas Rosemary

    December 12, 2016

    If you’ve been out shopping for Christmas decorations you may have seen what looked like a pint-sized Christmas tree. That was probably a rosemary b…

  • Time to harvest your basil before frost hits.

    Last Call For Basil

    November 11, 2016

    We are now at the tail end of fall. Many parts of North America have already seen freezing temperatures that shut down garden activity. But if your ne…

Topics:

The Herb ‘n Cowgirl is a member of