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The wild garlic motherlode

Tuesday 31st March 2020, 9.55am (day 3,141)

Wild garlic motherlode, 30/3/20

Day 10 of house arrest. Amongst the various ways in which this virus is causing trauma to the human world is the added strain it is putting on our communications infrastructure. WordPress seems to presently allow me to upload photos at around noon each day, but at no other times. And lower-resolution pictures are the only ones getting up there. Right now, it’s the way it is.

But at least there is no need to go out panic buying salad leaves at the moment. I have found the wild garlic motherlode a few hundred yards from home. All edible and delicious.

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Free food (spring season)

Monday 24th April 2017, 2.10pm (day 2,069)

Wild garlic, 24/4/17

Wild garlic — the spring version of free food. (Blackberries are the autumn bounty.)

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First crop of the year

Sunday 15th May 2016, 3.25pm (day 1,725)

Wild garlic flowers, 15/5/16

The wild garlic is out, and I foraged a considerable amount this afternoon to turn into dinner and some preserves. Maybe I take the post-processing on this shot too far but it’s an element of variety.

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Wild garlic

Sunday 20th May 2012, 2.15pm (day 269)

Wild garlic, 20/5/12

I’ve totally discovered this plant (also known as ramsons) this year, thanks to Joe, as it happens. I sort of always knew it was there but he was shown it on a school trip and the fact that you can just pick it up and eat the leaves from the ground – and they taste delicious – appealed to him; and to me, too. And it’s lovely in salads. Or the stems gently fried. And free. And it grows everywhere.

Just imagine if you could actually subsist on this stuff. They’d find someway to privatise it, for sure. I always think the same about blackberries, another lovely free food.

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