picking wild garlic

Canada
May 20, 2007 7:57am CST
i spent all day yesterday picking wild garlic in the forest and then cleaning and jaring it. i went with a friend and before this i had never heard of picking wild garlic before. guess you never really think about the food you buy at the grocery store and where else food can come from. have you ever gone picking for something that grows wild near you?
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@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
20 May 07
I have never picked wild garlic. This is something i will research online and find out if It grows wild here. That would be neat. I use to pick wild fiddle heads. I love them. They taste like spinach to me. I don't know if you have ever heard of these before. They are ferns and if you pick them before they open up (while they are coiled up) then you can cook them and eat them. I have also picked wild blueberries and raspberries.
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• Canada
20 May 07
my neighbour just heard of the wild fiddle heads 2 days ago and he told me about it yesterday while we were picking. we found one but we didn't pick it. he showed me and i wouldn't even knows what to do with them. but he was told they were a delacasy. i should of just grabbed them to try it out. maybe next time.
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20 May 07
we pick blackberries around september time......which there are loads around where we live......... with supermarkets etc..... i think we have lost out on 'free' foods that grow in the hedgerows and around ours.....
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@sizzle3000 (3039)
• United States
21 May 07
This sounds like fun. I would not mind picking garlic for someone who used it. I don't use garlic in my cooking but I know a few who do. I must admit that fresh garlic sounds good. Was it hard to pick and did you know what it was as soon as you saw it? I am sure there are lots of things that you can grow that you normally buy in a store. I like to grow mint because it makes my yard smell good.
• Canada
21 May 07
i would of never known what to look for by meself but it's easy to spot the garlic once you know what to look for. you'll see a bunch of little white flowers and then around those flowers there are some very thick long green leaves and you dig those leaves up and the garlic is atached to it. i almost baught some mint to plant today. it smells so good but i don't use it to cook with so i passed it up for some stuff that i would actually use. i just planted half of my garden today. i did cucumbers, yellow tomatoes and carrots. when i continue tomorrow i will be planting hot banana peppers, celery raspberries, and strawberries.
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@irishmist (3819)
• United States
28 May 07
I love garlic! I didn't know you could go picking wild garlic. So how do you go about jaring garlic? Perhaps I should have planted garlic in my garden, something I didn't think of, as we use a lot of garlic in our house.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
29 May 07
This is new to me also as far as wild garlic. I used to go up near my dads property up north picking blueberries and blackberries. We'd see bear cubs with mommy ever so often picking the berries also. But I've never heard of garlic growing wildly. Guess that's normal but never thought of it actually. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~