Wild garlic

Foods for free. Anything you want to post about wild foods or foraging, hunting and fishing. Please note, this section includes pictures of hunting.

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Post: # 21828Post Shirley
Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:35 am

I thought as much - will ask the council and see what they say. Failing that will collect the seeds later in the year IF I get there before the council mow the verges with their usual heavy handed technique. Surprised ANYTHING survives there.

I'm having trouble with this thread actually - all the text is going right across the page.
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Post: # 21849Post ina
Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:42 am

Shirlz2005 wrote: I'm having trouble with this thread actually - all the text is going right across the page.
So's mine - and the picture takes up more than the screen...

I'd love to get my hands on some bulbs, though - I'm sure they'd grow well outside my house, under the trees. Have discovered I've loads more bluebells there than last year; and where they thrive, wild garlic should, too. So if you see some growing there next year, please don't tell anybody!!! :oops:
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Post: # 21871Post Shirley
Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:56 pm

Ina... you could nab some on Weds... there's LOADS of it....
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Post: # 21872Post Hillbilly
Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:02 pm

Oh MY GUESS what I came across today...

Acres upon acres of the stuff :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Shirley I gotta show you this tomorrow night!!!

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Post: # 21873Post Shirley
Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:04 pm

YAY Jo.... looking forward to it!!

Not sure whether D and J will be coming over with me - or not... but they will also be interested in the wild garlic!!!!! Been driving all over the place today collecting freecycle stuff... and not spotted any more at all.

Did pick a few leaves and flowers to use in supper tonight :mrgreen: The car smelt gorgeous after that!
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Post: # 21874Post Hillbilly
Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:08 pm

Its just an amazing sight!

We borrowed some too for supper :mrgreen: - Nicks making his amazing lamb roast with wild garlic and mushrooms. I am sooooo hungry!

Yes, nearly went out your dirction but remembered you were heading for Rothes..

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Post: # 21914Post ina
Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:37 am

If you've got some in a secluded spot - can't you dig up a few whole plants for me?


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Post: # 23916Post Pippin
Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:05 pm

I made a lovely indian-ish cauliflower variant, by boiling cauli until it's just done, heating oil in a pan, and popping some mustard seeds. throwing in the cauli, when the seeds are done (and before they burn - damp cauli should help to lower the temperature quickly if you give the pan a shake), take it all off the heat and put coarsly chopped wild garlic ontop - yummity!
It mildly steams if you put the lid on the pan and leave it for two secs while you serve everything else.

Ingredients
a Cauliflower
mustard seeds
oil
wild garlic

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Post: # 23922Post Shirley
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:57 pm

WOW that sounds absolutely delicious and so easy too :mrgreen:
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Post: # 24273Post hedgewizard
Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:54 pm

That'll be Moniack Castle near Inverness. They do a lovely range of wines* and it's all real wild-sourced food, gathered by the locals. Had a meal up there on holiday once... wild venison with elderberry sauce and a glass of damson wine. Mmmm...

*prices are ok but of course there's postage to pay. My wine's just as good!

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Post: # 25596Post debbie
Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:41 pm

So IF someone knew of an abundance of wild garlic somewhere when would be the best time to dig up a few bulbs/plants for replanting?

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Post: # 25599Post Shirley
Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:38 pm

Hi Debbie

This link to pfaf will tell you all you need to know :lol:

http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Allium+ursinum
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Post: # 25601Post debbie
Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:41 pm

Thanks Shirlz2005 I'll have a look

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Post: # 25966Post hedgewizard
Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:07 pm

That's a useful link Shirlz, thanks. That has bearings on my shady corner and the edible hedge!

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Post: # 25970Post Shirley
Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:30 pm

nice one HW - I would like an edible hedge too.

Yes it was the Moniack Castle place... some lovely stuff but out of my price range at the moment - expensive but not overpriced really.

I love the pfaf site - I have used it for a good few years now. LOADS of info.
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