Wild garlic

Wild garlic (Allium vineale) is one of those hardy plants that holds on in the winter months and shoots up in the first warmish months of early spring.  Although a weed in our fields, I’ve always liked wild garlic.  It’s one of the first plants that I discovered on my own as a child, and I always enjoyed digging up the little bulblets and pretending that I was preparing a meal with my own little wild garlic.

Here at the farm it occurs in the open woodlands on the way down to the river and persists in the cultivated fields in areas where we haven’t been able to dig up the little bulbs.  But as weeds go, it’s fairly easy to control and doesn’t cause us too many headaches.

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