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JewelJewel
May 14, 2020 12:48 AM CST
I would like to find out what this is, if I can cook with it, and if it wasn't stuck between concrete and a wood fence would there be a bulb underneath?
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
May 14, 2020 6:13 AM CST
Allium tuberosum.. not really a bulb but there is a tiny hard base at the bottom of each stem
Gather those seeds and discard unless you want a million more plants.Seeds grow very easily.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Melbourne Australia
JewelJewel
May 14, 2020 7:02 AM CST
You are very kind to reply, Sally😊.
You helped me look up more details about this plant, garlic chives, with an amazing garlic smell.
I like to cook stir-frys, soups, and I can add this to eggs too! (I found out 😁)

I harvested the seeds right after taking the photo and posting the question, but with the hope that it would be a worthy plant to grow intentionally and use in cooking.
This year has been my first major year to harvest seeds from my garden and it has been very exciting to have this to do during Covid stay-at-Home time.
These seeds look similar to my onion seeds?
I've also been having fun growing seedlings for the first time, over the past month coming into winter in Australia, and I am excited to keep these seeds (rather than discard them) to grow them intentionally as a future seasoning.
This coming spring season I hope not to have to buy vegetable seeds or seedlings from the garden store here - after five years of playing at gardening without having enough time for follow through, I am starting to feel like a real gardener, ready to learn more πŸŒ»πŸ˜ŠπŸ™
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland Composter
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: United States of America Cat Lover Birds Butterflies
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sallyg
May 14, 2020 2:24 PM CST
Welcome! also!
Yes I have cut and chopped the leaves as a type of chives. They might be a little thought this time of year, but spring new leaves, and new seedlings you grow, will be tender. They are closely related to onions.
There are many helpful members here who will help with any questions along the way to your new gardens Smiling
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)

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