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pash2pash2 Posts: 87
2 part question.
I obtained some wild garlic years ago from in the wild with permission and have 3 or 4 plants in a pot and amazed that they have grown but they don't smell and read somewhere that plants taken form the wild are no longer garlicky.

How do i harvest the seeds so to plant else where so i have the garlic smell?

Is there somewhere you guys can recommend to purchase wild garlic bulbs or seeds?



  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,370
    I don't bother harvesting the seed. Just put the pots in the area where you want them to grow and they'll seed themselves very easily.
    It might be that you're not giving your potted plants the best conditions which is why they lack flavour and smell. You need to recreate the woodland habitat that they like with damp shade and plenty of leaf mould in the compost. I use mole hill earth mixed with leaf mould in a 30cm pot and keep it in the shade by the waterbutts so they never get forgotten at watering time.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    If you plant them out you will soon have a garden full of them and you will NEVER get rid of them! Be warned!
  • peteSpeteS Posts: 932
    A wild garlic woodland smell in Spring, is one of the most intoxicating, heady smells in nature, especially when they grow as they often do, alongside bluebells. But you have to remember it is a much more subtle, softer smell than the stuff we use in cooking, so a single plant may not have quite the same effect away from it's neighbours.
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    Bluebells alone are sweeter!
  • pash2pash2 Posts: 87
    Thank you everyone 
  • cornellycornelly Posts: 970
    We have been struggling for years to remove wild garlic from the garden and failing dismally, keep them in the pots.
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