What is the absolute easiest edible plant you can grow? I spent my entire morning contemplating that question, and nothing came to mind that beats garlic. As everyone knows, it's a bulb, planted in the fall, grown through the winter, and harvested in very early summer. It requires no special care during the growing season, and has absolutely innumerable uses. Let's talk about this incredible plant.
pod said:I'm not that knowledgeable about garlic but was given a local heirloom start of garlic years ago. It is planted and left in ground as a perennial. It is dug only as needed. You will find patches of it growing wild in ditches or pastures.
drdawg said: Generally, only the hardnecks form scapes and occasionally a softneck will. I had one softneck variety form scapes this year and I had never seen that before. I thought I had it mislabeled, but when I contacted a commercial grower, I was told that the variety often formed scapes. Not every variety of my hardneck will form scapes. Some varieties do consistently though.
drdawg said: Do you know what variety(s) of garlic you grew the last few years?