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Smallholding => Land Management => Topic started by: moody_mare on March 13, 2012, 06:56:43 pm

Title: Wild Garlic
Post by: moody_mare 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? 

Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: doganjo 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)
Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: Sandy 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!!!
Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: doganjo 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'?
Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: henchard on March 16, 2012, 06:23:42 pm
Glyphosate apparently

see

http://www.gardenbanter.co.uk/gardening/170315-killing-off-wild-garlic.html (http://www.gardenbanter.co.uk/gardening/170315-killing-off-wild-garlic.html)




Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: Sylvia on March 16, 2012, 08:13:39 pm
Cut, cut and keep cutting. It'll go in the end.
Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: FiB 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?
Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: moody_mare 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
Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: Sandy on March 16, 2012, 09:42:02 pm
By Royal Appointment  ::)
Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: happytrotters on March 16, 2012, 09:46:41 pm
make wild garlic pesto amazing  :thumbsup: and sell it
Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: FiB 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 (http://www.eatweeds.co.uk/wild-garlic-in-oil#more-1265)
Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: daddymatty82 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?
Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: ellisr on March 23, 2012, 03:17:20 pm
I would love some to pop along my hedgerows just need to find some now
Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: deepinthewoods 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
Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: moody_mare 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.
Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: ellisr on March 24, 2012, 06:04:31 pm
Unfortunately I'm in Taunton so a little way from you
Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: happytrotters on March 31, 2012, 11:31:01 pm
check out darina allens forgotten skills cook book  :)
Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: Mel on April 01, 2012, 08:17:14 am
Pull some up and offer it on TAS :thumbsup: I'd buy some off of you ;D
Title: Re: Wild Garlic
Post by: moody_mare on April 06, 2012, 10:37:34 am
Pull some up and offer it on TAS :thumbsup: I'd buy some off of you ;D

Buy? I will give it away...