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#1 DarkLestor

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:27 PM

I am not sure of the variaty, just bought a few heads of garlic last fall from the local co-op and planted them in a bed which had previously held potatoes. when spring rolled around they were one of the first things to pop up, and were very fun to watch grow.

the bulblets are VERY tasty and the skin is so thin they really dont need peeling.


a garlic flower covered in bulblets:
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1280791349

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1280791426


a basket full of bulblets:
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1280791426


and a head of freshly picked garlic:
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1280791426

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:44 PM

:amazed: Wow all this time a thought the bulbs of garlic was the underground part of the plant. That is a really interesting herb for sure.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:50 PM

This makes me crave Italian food.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:55 PM

Awesome pics ! All hail Garlic ...

? Did you know ?

Chipped Garlic stalk makes a supreme substrate material. It's fantastic , contam-resistant stuff. Best thing is that not only does it work great for shoe-ins like voracious Oysters , but it also works wonders with Cubensis !

I chip the garlic stalk in the fall and use it for all my myco-projects. To answer a common question ... yes the stuff smells garlicky , but no ... it doesn't make the shrooms taste any better or garlicky than usual.

Linkage:

Garlic Straw Substrate

http://mycotopia.net...-substrate.html

Garlic puck-shots

http://mycotopia.net...html#post583099

#5 DarkLestor

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:28 PM

:amazed: Wow all this time a thought the bulbs of garlic was the underground part of the plant. That is a really interesting herb for sure.



the normal sized ones you find in stores do grow underground.

think of these bulblets as seeds, which if planted in 1-2 years will create an entire full sized head of garlic.

#6 DarkLestor

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:30 PM

I chip the garlic stalk in the fall and use it for all my myco-projects.


do you let it dry before cutting, or just snip the scapes and dry? or do you not dry it at all?

thanks for the links!

hmmm... i DO have a giant patch of dried garlic stems in the garden...

project time!

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 05:59 AM

Awesome pics Dark!

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:38 PM

Ok garlic is a miracle plant it is the best natural wide spectrum antibiotic around.Now those stems that the flowers grow on are scapes you cut them off before they flower or after the stem grows in one or two spirals this will send the energy of the plant back down into the bulb so you will get bigger bulbs and cloves.Now you take the stems and bend them on each end they should brake off in between the woody part and the softer part discard the woody part of the stem you can save the unopened flower for something else too.Now take the soft part of the stem and put it in a food processor get it so its about the consistancy of horseradish or a little bigger then put it in a mason jar ad olive oil for a preservitive then put it in the fridge.You can freeze it too.Use it raw on pasta or make a pesto sauce just look up scape recipes.Best garlic you ever tasted.If your where it snows you can plant in late fall too just throw a little straw over it and in spring that stuff takes off like a rocket.have fun




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