11 comments on “How To Plant Garlic In The Fall

  1. Yes, yes, yes, garlic scapes are the best! OMG, the flavor they give to stir-fries, sautees, and pretty much everything! Great post, and good luck with your ‘Russian Red’!!!

    Agree! I guess I’d describe the flavor of scapes as garlicish.. but a bit more mild. Good with anything really.

  2. I was just asking Scott yesterday when we can put garlic in again. We’ve enjoyed our all summer long and we would have enjoyed it a lot longer if we hadn’t let half of it rot 😦 Love that curly-cue that the bottom pictured garlic is doing.

    I’m hoping it works out for me! If not, heck, I’ll just plant some more in the spring.

    And I should probably make this clearer.. but both of these pictures aren’t mine. I pulled them from Google images just to illustrate the stuff.. i was too lazy to take my own pictures and don’t have any of the scape anyway!

  3. Yummy scapes! Scapes in soup! Delicious Recipe…

    Garlic Scape Soup
    From Super Natural Cooking, by Heidi Swanson

    2 tablespoons clarified butter
    2 dozen garlic scapes
    3 large russet potatoes, unpeeled and cut into ½ inch dice
    5 cups vegetable stock
    2 large handfuls spinach leaves, stemmed
    Juice of ½ lemon
    ½ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
    Freshly ground black pepper
    ¼ cup heavy cream
    Chive blossoms, for garnish

    Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, then add the scapes and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes and stock, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked through and beginning to break down.

    Remove from the heat, add the spinach, and puree using a hand blender. (If you must use a conventional blender, be careful; the hot liquid can burst out the top and make a huge, potentially painful mess. Try leaving the lid slightly ajar to allow steam to escape. Cover the top with a kitchen towel and blend in batches at low speed.) Season with the lemon juice, salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Whisk in the cream for a silkier texture. If the soup tastes flat, add salt a few big pinches at a time until the flavors really pop. Serve garnished with the chive blossoms.

    Serves 4 to 6.

    Lovely recipe sunspot! It seems like most scape recipes are for pesto.. this is an awesome and new recipe for me. Thanks.

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    • Howdy. Garlic scapes are the stiff, curling stems that appear in stiffneck varieties of garlic. It’s the shoot that comes up that has a little garlic bump in it. It is a false flower.

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  7. Thank you so much for your help. I didn’t know what to do with the curly things (which I now know are scapes). I didn’t know if I should keep them on the garlic or pick it and I had NO idea they were edible! Thanks a lot!

  8. Thank you so much for the great information. I didn’t know what the curly things (I now know as scapes) were or it they should be picked or left on the garlic let alone that they are edible.
    Thanks a lot!

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