Tuesday, May 1, 2012


If you are lucky enough to grow the perennial garlic relative Allium canadense, here in central Florida it has likely sent up the flowering bulbing stalks and will likely within a month seem to have died as it enters dormancy for summers here, only to re-emerge next October. If you grow it in a northern climate, it is now likely actively growing now and for the summer, to die back and go dormant this fall, as it hails from Canada. The clusters of bulblets atop the flower stalk can be snipped off and planted in pots or in DAMP ground to form whole new colonies of this wonderful savory herb whose flavor reminds me of a mix of garlic and sweet scallions. Going dormant in late spring is how it survives Tampa hot muggy summers.

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