In my garden I grow hardneck garlic to store and break off the scapes to use. But in my Zone 2 and beyond I plant garlic around for diversity and let it grow wild. Now all the scapes have turned to seed. I eat the seeds sometimes but was wondering if anyone else uses them. I was thinking of drying them out and grinding them into like a garlic powder. Thoughts? The seeds have a strong garlic taste. I am thinking the seeds would have a longer shelf life than garlic but not sure about the nutritional value.
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I have heard of using the bulbets in pesto. They may work well in making garlic oil because you wouldn't have to peal them. And I have used them in a few dinners, in general they were milder than the garlic I had. Every time I tried to save them the garlic cloves would last much longer but I was using soft neck garlic
We use the bulbils for seasoning some dishes.
On clove planted garlic we pull and use the scapes for some dishes, we also have Egyptian Walking Onions and we do the same with them.
I plan to start two new beds of EWO (the Egyptian walking onion) by using the scapes when they are diving to the soil (this is the right time to create a new bed of this onion because it mimics their natural way of spreading).
I usually gather the seed garlic and grow it out to full size garlic, this does take two years to accomplish but it allows me to have two garlic crops going at the same time and the bulbil grown garlic tends to be larger at harvest with the same flavor (I grow two one German and one Italian).
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