What to do with shooting garlic

It’s that time of year again – the period when we find our garlic has all started to shoot, and we’re left with lots of green growth and not so much bulb. What to do? Well, lots of things! Here’s a few ideas for what to do with shooting garlic…

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Plant it-

July is a bit late for many areas, but if you get in a bit earlier in the year planting shooting garlic is a great use for it!

Preserve it-

There are loads of great recipes out there for preserving garlic, but we love this one from My Darling Lemon Thyme.

Shooting garlic

Ferment it –

Add some fire to your belly by popping garlic into your favourite ferments, like kimchi.

Paste it –

Turning your garlic into a lovely paste that can be salted and popped in the fridge can be a great way to extend it’s shelf life a little longer. It’s a fair bit of work on the knife, but just think of all the time you’ll be saving when you’re cooking!

Eat it –

Shooting garlic tastes like… well, garlic! So go ahead and use it as you would normally, green bits and all!

Find out everything you could possibly want to know about growing Garlic with Penny Woodward’s classic book, available in the Pip Shop…

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