garlic greens

Garlic Sprouts and Garlic Greens

Garlic sprouts are more commonly known as garlic scallions in the US and UK. Typically they are garlic that is harvested when still very young, before the bulb has started to swell and when the leaves are still tender. Plants are approximately 30cm tall. They are very similar in size and age to spring onions (known as shallots in some states).

Plant cloves for garlic sprouts in rows in the ground, or in large pots, with only a few millimetres between cloves. It is a great way to use up small cloves, bulbils and cloves that are sprouting too late in the year to allow time for full sized bulbs to develop.

Home gardeners can grow them in a pot on a windowsill or in odd corners of the garden.

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