Re: [gardeners] Elephant Garlic - to bloom or not to bloom....

olin (
Thu, 31 May 2001 13:19:56 -0700

I have tried it both ways but could never tell the difference.  An easy way
to test is to deadhead every other one and compare when you dig the bulbs.
I usually deadhead and use lower part of the flower stalk in stir
ry.  -Olin

----- Original Message ----- From: "Linda Sims" <Sims.Linda@NMNH.SI.EDU>

> My elephant garlic is a good 3 feet high and starting to bloom,
> Now, it would seem reasonable that you would want to concentrate the
> energies in the bulbs, so >>>>>> do I deadhead the blossom, before it
> ...