Did you know many of our woodlands grow Wild Garlic?
We all love the taste of Garlic; Garlic Bread, Garlic Mushrooms, Garlic Butter!
As Spring begins, so does the picking of this wonderful wild plant. Be sure to visit your local woodland areas and find this edible plant. (March to May)
This punchy springtime herb can be used in pestos, butter, soups, marinades and more. Wild garlic has become one of the food joys of spring. It grows in abundance, it's easy to identify and it can be enjoyed raw or cooked.
You can make many of your own Garlic Goods by visiting The Last Preserves amazing blog! It is full of recipes and ideas for you to use your garlic pickings wisely and to keep them for longer once picked.
A Simple Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe
Fermented Wild Garlic Buds Recipe
Can you grow your own Wild Garlic?
Wild garlic thrives in well-drained soil, rich in organic matter, with a pH of 6-7 and full sun. However, it will grow in almost all soil types. Full sun or partial shade suits the plant equally well, and although they are tolerant of drought, don't plant them in very dry places to give them the best chance of growth.
The Last Preserve stocks a huge range of products for home preserving, if you are looking to go pick your own wild garlic, be sure to shop for the correct preserving items during your making process.