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We're implementing more of your ideas across our social networks
as well as our newsletter. We hope you enjoy our new Garden Profile.
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of you who are interested in learning more about how to grow from seed.
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Knowing when to harvest your garlic and garlic scapes can be tricky... if you don't know the signs! Learn all about what to look for in your homegrown garlic plants, and see how you can use garlic scapes in recipes.
HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN GARLIC
Garlic is a very economical crop to grow because it takes up very little space. Once it is harvested it keeps for months. Some of the harvest can be saved for planting again in the fall.
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HOW TO MAKE DELICIOUS GARLIC SCAPE PESTO
While the scapes can be sautéed and eaten on their own, we like to make this Garlic Scape Pesto recipe for use with pasta, and even as a spread on hearty bread.