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moody_mare

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • South Gloucestershire
Wild Garlic
« on: March 13, 2012, 06:56:43 pm »
I have taken over 4 acres of neglected field and some wood. Over the past 2 weeks wild garlic has started to pop up everywhere. We probably have an acre of it  :o . The goats and horses have zero interest in it.

How do I get rid of it? would grazon touch it? 

Too many animals isn't enough animals!

Moderate tendencies towards hyperactivity :-)

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: Wild Garlic
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 08:49:00 pm »
It's not protected is it?  I know that on lanes and byway you are not allowed to pull it up.(In Scotland - don't know about Englandshire)
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Sandy

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Re: Wild Garlic
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 08:52:13 pm »
I suppose you could pick and sell or pick and freeze, its very nice a light in flavor, if you do not want to pick it then others may want to help themselves...not sure if you can get rid of it either!!!

doganjo

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Re: Wild Garlic
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 08:54:44 pm »
Sandy's right it has a lovely light flavour.  Selling it at the gate might be an option - or even 'pick your own'?
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

henchard

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Carmarthenshire
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Re: Wild Garlic
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2012, 06:23:42 pm »

Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Wild Garlic
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2012, 08:13:39 pm »
Cut, cut and keep cutting. It'll go in the end.

FiB

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Bala, North Wales
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Re: Wild Garlic
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 08:30:18 pm »
Id echo above - see if local restaurants want to buy it - both leaves and flowers are delicious cooked or in salads.  I wonder if you could pot and sell at farmers markets?

moody_mare

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • South Gloucestershire
Re: Wild Garlic
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2012, 09:29:08 pm »
We are next to gatcombe Woods, it probably came from there. Wonder if  I could sell it as a royal crop ;D
Too many animals isn't enough animals!

Moderate tendencies towards hyperactivity :-)

Sandy

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Re: Wild Garlic
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2012, 09:42:02 pm »
By Royal Appointment  ::)

happytrotters

  • Joined Mar 2012
Re: Wild Garlic
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2012, 09:46:41 pm »
make wild garlic pesto amazing  :thumbsup: and sell it

FiB

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Bala, North Wales
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Re: Wild Garlic
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2012, 12:02:50 pm »
make wild garlic pesto amazing  :thumbsup: and sell it
  Fab - and heres a link for a recipe (not pesto exactly, but easy and useful..........

http://www.eatweeds.co.uk/wild-garlic-in-oil#more-1265

daddymatty82

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • swindon
Re: Wild Garlic
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2012, 12:42:10 pm »
any pics? reason i ask is i walk down the hill to take girl to school and there are a few plants im thinking is wild garlic but as i never seen or tasted it or anything before im uncertain of it and as i not took my camera or been in a rush iv not taken pictures. how can i tell if its garlic? where does it grow?

ellisr

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Wales
Re: Wild Garlic
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2012, 03:17:20 pm »
I would love some to pop along my hedgerows just need to find some now

deepinthewoods

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Re: Wild Garlic
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2012, 04:05:18 pm »
any pics? reason i ask is i walk down the hill to take girl to school and there are a few plants im thinking is wild garlic but as i never seen or tasted it or anything before im uncertain of it and as i not took my camera or been in a rush iv not taken pictures. how can i tell if its garlic? where does it grow?

crush a leaf and smell it, youll soon know! :D

moody_mare

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • South Gloucestershire
Re: Wild Garlic
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2012, 06:02:01 pm »
I would love some to pop along my hedgerows just need to find some now

where are you based? if you are near by, you can have some of our bulbs.
Too many animals isn't enough animals!

Moderate tendencies towards hyperactivity :-)

 
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