Hardneck garlics are frequently considered to be gourmet varieties, as they are fairly rare and usually have a more intense flavor than softneck garlics. They form a hard stalk up through the center of the garlic head which grows several feet tall and is topped with an edible "scape" - a curli-cue that will eventually turn into a flower. Picked young and used like green onions, the scape has a very mild garlic flavor, or perhaps good green onions with a hint of garlic. In order to grow large garlic heads, you need to harvest the scapes. Hardneck garlics do not store well, so enjoy them soon after harvest and plant softneck varieties for later.
Garlic can be planted anytime before the ground freezes!
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