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I have some weird garlic, can I eat it?!

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BeerBird Sun 05-Jul-15 14:58:39

I have pulled my garlic out early as the leaves all withered and I wanted to salvage what I could but now I have peeled it, something really odd has happened! My garlic is all in one massive bulb, each 'garlic' is just a big hard garlic blob, no cloves /segments confused

I feel a bit odd about it, like its alien garlic or something - can I still eat it?

SoupDragon Sun 05-Jul-15 15:00:29

Is it actually an onion?

Cherry321 Sun 05-Jul-15 15:04:36

Is it wet garlic? Sort of looks like a big spring onion, but smells like garlic.

BeerBird Sun 05-Jul-15 15:12:09

Ooh it might be either, I will go and take a pic.....

BeerBird Sun 05-Jul-15 15:15:37

Here. It smells like garlic, the lines on it look garlicky and it's really dense so I don't think it's an onion? There aren't any layers as far as I can see.

penny13610 Sun 05-Jul-15 15:18:15

Looks like 3 cornered leek, edible.

BeerBird Sun 05-Jul-15 15:19:22

Just looked up wet garlic, the stalks were really thin and not anywhere near as thick or green as the pictures I saw.

Selks Sun 05-Jul-15 15:23:43

Looks like wet garlic where the individual bulbs have not yet formed. It will probably be great to eat!

BeerBird Sun 05-Jul-15 15:35:00

Goodie, I will go and chop it up and stick it in the freezer! Thanks!

BeerBird Sun 05-Jul-15 15:44:27

All chopped! Yum.

DoreenLethal Sun 05-Jul-15 15:45:53

Sometimes garlic does that. Still perfectly fine to eat. Usually a sign of a warm winter.

FurryDogMother Sun 05-Jul-15 15:48:15

Lidl sell single-clove garlic - it's really rather nice, and easier to chop than the usual Chinese garlic you get from supermarkets, which has tiny cloves. I'm envious of your garlic-growing prowess!

BeerBird Sun 05-Jul-15 20:45:01

grin <proud> !

I can grab great scoops of it and sneak it into the kids dinners now!

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