This is my first year successfully growing garlic plants (second attempt) and I am excited. When I say ‘successful’, I mean that I have large garlic plants growing out back–the ultimate success will be garlic bulbs at harvest time.
I have just learned that garlic plants send flower buds out on round stocks that curl and spiral. They’re called ‘scapes’. They can be snapped off and eaten–in fact you want to remove them to promote the growth of the bulbous roots. I have a small container of scapes in the fridge ready to be used like garlic in summer salads and stir fries.
It struck me that these curling scapes might be of interest to those taking photos of curves for this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge. My first picture shows what a scape looks like when snapped off the plant. The second photo shows two scapes curling beside each other.
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