This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, July 12, 2010

wild garlic

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This year, the fields near our community garden are filled with wild garlic. Much more than previous years. There seem to be two different varieties, one with a larger flower (photos above) and the other smaller (photo below).

I am assuming its wild garlic. It has small heads with 3 or 4 cloves, like garden garlic. Much of the wild garlic photos I see on line are a pretty white flowered variety with wide flat leaves. This is quite different.

wild garlic

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the pictures of your garlic??!

July 12, 2010 9:44 AM

 
Anonymous Carys of the 13 and a half cats said...

the last few posts have been picture-free -- is that intentional?

carys

July 12, 2010 1:55 PM

 
Blogger meemsnyc said...

hmmm, looks like something is going on with this post.

July 12, 2010 11:31 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Oops. I am behind in posting. I will add post and photos of fantastic wild garlic in the fields soon.

July 13, 2010 3:44 AM

 
Blogger Stevie from GardenTherapy.ca said...

I see the pictures and those sell for a bunch of $$ as "hair alliums". I'[ve been wanting some for my garden and you get them wild. lucky.

July 14, 2010 11:36 AM

 
Blogger JenSwan60 said...

that is a beautiful photo, Kathy, garlic is a lovely thing, and you've captured the flowering bits so delicately.

July 16, 2010 9:40 PM

 

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