Ah… the stinking rose. Garlic. I thought this was a fitting post to kick off February.
My garlic started growing in the fridge so I got a thought. And turns out it wasn’t that crazy.
I put the garlic in water, and was really surprised what happened.
Did you know that you can grow kitchen scraps? There’s tons to try, but I don’t think any are as easy as garlic and green onions.
If you put the garlic clove in a small amount of water, with the flat end down, you’ve got roots in no time flat. I mean really, I think it only took a few hours to start to see something happening in there. Here’s my science experiment.
Within a few days I had these healthy looking green stalks growing. I just added some water daily. Now, after about a week… some of that garlic started really stinking. So I cut those scapes and tossed the garlic cloves. So now what do I do with my scapes?
Treat them just like an herb or scallions:
Saute in a bit of oil.
Chop and add to potatoes, salads, pizza, or eggs.
Put them on the grill.
Add to make a butter compound.