The Real Dirt: The Great Scape

Missoula Independent, Genevieve Jessop Marsh, 6/12/2016

Just as I was about to buy my first garlic head at the grocery, I was saved by a new arrival in my garden. Hardneck garlic plants all over Missoula are sending up what we call garlic scapes, a curling stem ending in a bud.

Garlic scapes siphon needed energy from the garlic bulb and put it into the blossom. If you cut the buds and their associated stems right above the first leaf, they’re a perfect ingredient for dinner…MORE