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Q.My Garlic is in bloom – what do I do?

LoisButler added on June 20, 2011 | Answered

I have the large garlic in my garden. It now has blossoms on it. Do I need to do anything to it? Do I pick the blossoms off? Or just ignore them?

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Answered on June 22, 2011

Once they are at least 12" tall, cut them off. They are called scapes and can be harvested and eaten as a vegetable. If you leave them on, they will sap away energy from the bulb production.

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