12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden!

It’s a perennial, so it comes back every year. Just make sure when you pick it, you don’t pull out the bulbs. Just pick them off at the stem and leave the bulb in the ground. 

Wild garlic great for you! It is packed full of vitamin A and C, as well as magnesium and iron.

It’s easy to grow and maintain – trust me! I’m not a good gardener and I promise it’s easy AF. 

What can I do with wild garlic? 

Wild garlic can be used in so many ways; it can be cut up and put into salads; you can make garlic butter with it, or chop it up and sprinkle it onto garlic bread. A lot of people (including me) make garlic pesto with it and you can make wild garlic soups and stews with it too. You can put it into hummus, or chop it up and sprinkle it over natchos or chilli’s. Honestly, the options are endless! 

There is a selection of great wild garlic recipes here

How to grow wild Garlic? 

First of all, if you find wild garlic it’s illegal to dig it up and replant it elsewhere, so please don’t be tempted to do that. You are welcome to pick it, but you can’t dig it  up as it’s protected. 

If you want I grow wild garlic in your garden you have two options; to grow it from seed, or plant bulbs. 

It is cheaper to grow wild garlic seeds; however, it can take up to four years for them to develop into bulbs. Not many garden centres stock wild garlic seeds; but you can find them here on eBay. 

The other option is to plant wild garlic bulbs. This is quite a niche bulb to buy, so I would personally recommend buying them on eBay. I have ordered a few sets of wild garlic bulbs from eBay and I’ve always been happy with them and they have been much cheaper than buying them elsewhere. I bought 50 bulbs for little over £10. I would recommend them! 

To plant them you just pop them in a hole around 10cm deep, fill in the soil and give them a good water. Easy! They are really hardy and need little to no maintenance and they will come back stronger every year! 

To summarise – why should you grow wild garlic at home?! 

  • It’s an attractive flower in a cottage garden 
  • It makes a lovely ‘spring carpet’ before the rest of your bulbs and flowers appear 
  • It’s scented 
  • A great addition to your herb garden 
  • Easier than finding it in the wild 
  • Potentially ‘cleaner’
  • Great for damp and dark patches of the garden
  • Natural slug deterrent
  • It can be grown in pots in small gardens or shady balcony’s
  • It’s a perennial
  • Has great health benefits
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Ta da! And there we have it! 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I hope it’s of help and interest, let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

It can be grown in pots – so if you have a small garden, you can still grow wild garlic and it looks pretty! 

It’s a perennial, so it comes back every year. Just make sure when you pick it, you don’t pull out the bulbs. Just pick them off at the stem and leave the bulb in the ground. 

Wild garlic great for you! It is packed full of vitamin A and C, as well as magnesium and iron.

It’s easy to grow and maintain – trust me! I’m not a good gardener and I promise it’s easy AF. 

What can I do with wild garlic? 

Wild garlic can be used in so many ways; it can be cut up and put into salads; you can make garlic butter with it, or chop it up and sprinkle it onto garlic bread. A lot of people (including me) make garlic pesto with it and you can make wild garlic soups and stews with it too. You can put it into hummus, or chop it up and sprinkle it over natchos or chilli’s. Honestly, the options are endless! 

There is a selection of great wild garlic recipes here

How to grow wild Garlic? 

First of all, if you find wild garlic it’s illegal to dig it up and replant it elsewhere, so please don’t be tempted to do that. You are welcome to pick it, but you can’t dig it  up as it’s protected. 

If you want I grow wild garlic in your garden you have two options; to grow it from seed, or plant bulbs. 

It is cheaper to grow wild garlic seeds; however, it can take up to four years for them to develop into bulbs. Not many garden centres stock wild garlic seeds; but you can find them here on eBay. 

The other option is to plant wild garlic bulbs. This is quite a niche bulb to buy, so I would personally recommend buying them on eBay. I have ordered a few sets of wild garlic bulbs from eBay and I’ve always been happy with them and they have been much cheaper than buying them elsewhere. I bought 50 bulbs for little over £10. I would recommend them! 

To plant them you just pop them in a hole around 10cm deep, fill in the soil and give them a good water. Easy! They are really hardy and need little to no maintenance and they will come back stronger every year! 

To summarise – why should you grow wild garlic at home?! 

  • It’s an attractive flower in a cottage garden 
  • It makes a lovely ‘spring carpet’ before the rest of your bulbs and flowers appear 
  • It’s scented 
  • A great addition to your herb garden 
  • Easier than finding it in the wild 
  • Potentially ‘cleaner’
  • Great for damp and dark patches of the garden
  • Natural slug deterrent
  • It can be grown in pots in small gardens or shady balcony’s
  • It’s a perennial
  • Has great health benefits
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Ta da! And there we have it! 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I hope it’s of help and interest, let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

It naturally deters slugs – so if you struggle with slugs, it could help if you put some wild garlic around your boarders 

It can be grown in pots – so if you have a small garden, you can still grow wild garlic and it looks pretty! 

It’s a perennial, so it comes back every year. Just make sure when you pick it, you don’t pull out the bulbs. Just pick them off at the stem and leave the bulb in the ground. 

Wild garlic great for you! It is packed full of vitamin A and C, as well as magnesium and iron.

It’s easy to grow and maintain – trust me! I’m not a good gardener and I promise it’s easy AF. 

What can I do with wild garlic? 

Wild garlic can be used in so many ways; it can be cut up and put into salads; you can make garlic butter with it, or chop it up and sprinkle it onto garlic bread. A lot of people (including me) make garlic pesto with it and you can make wild garlic soups and stews with it too. You can put it into hummus, or chop it up and sprinkle it over natchos or chilli’s. Honestly, the options are endless! 

There is a selection of great wild garlic recipes here

How to grow wild Garlic? 

First of all, if you find wild garlic it’s illegal to dig it up and replant it elsewhere, so please don’t be tempted to do that. You are welcome to pick it, but you can’t dig it  up as it’s protected. 

If you want I grow wild garlic in your garden you have two options; to grow it from seed, or plant bulbs. 

It is cheaper to grow wild garlic seeds; however, it can take up to four years for them to develop into bulbs. Not many garden centres stock wild garlic seeds; but you can find them here on eBay. 

The other option is to plant wild garlic bulbs. This is quite a niche bulb to buy, so I would personally recommend buying them on eBay. I have ordered a few sets of wild garlic bulbs from eBay and I’ve always been happy with them and they have been much cheaper than buying them elsewhere. I bought 50 bulbs for little over £10. I would recommend them! 

To plant them you just pop them in a hole around 10cm deep, fill in the soil and give them a good water. Easy! They are really hardy and need little to no maintenance and they will come back stronger every year! 

To summarise – why should you grow wild garlic at home?! 

  • It’s an attractive flower in a cottage garden 
  • It makes a lovely ‘spring carpet’ before the rest of your bulbs and flowers appear 
  • It’s scented 
  • A great addition to your herb garden 
  • Easier than finding it in the wild 
  • Potentially ‘cleaner’
  • Great for damp and dark patches of the garden
  • Natural slug deterrent
  • It can be grown in pots in small gardens or shady balcony’s
  • It’s a perennial
  • Has great health benefits
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Ta da! And there we have it! 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I hope it’s of help and interest, let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

It’s great for wetter gardens and shady areas – most plants aren’t happy in shady areas or wetter grounds, but wild garlic is one of the few plants that thrives in these conditions!!

It naturally deters slugs – so if you struggle with slugs, it could help if you put some wild garlic around your boarders 

It can be grown in pots – so if you have a small garden, you can still grow wild garlic and it looks pretty! 

It’s a perennial, so it comes back every year. Just make sure when you pick it, you don’t pull out the bulbs. Just pick them off at the stem and leave the bulb in the ground. 

Wild garlic great for you! It is packed full of vitamin A and C, as well as magnesium and iron.

It’s easy to grow and maintain – trust me! I’m not a good gardener and I promise it’s easy AF. 

What can I do with wild garlic? 

Wild garlic can be used in so many ways; it can be cut up and put into salads; you can make garlic butter with it, or chop it up and sprinkle it onto garlic bread. A lot of people (including me) make garlic pesto with it and you can make wild garlic soups and stews with it too. You can put it into hummus, or chop it up and sprinkle it over natchos or chilli’s. Honestly, the options are endless! 

There is a selection of great wild garlic recipes here

How to grow wild Garlic? 

First of all, if you find wild garlic it’s illegal to dig it up and replant it elsewhere, so please don’t be tempted to do that. You are welcome to pick it, but you can’t dig it  up as it’s protected. 

If you want I grow wild garlic in your garden you have two options; to grow it from seed, or plant bulbs. 

It is cheaper to grow wild garlic seeds; however, it can take up to four years for them to develop into bulbs. Not many garden centres stock wild garlic seeds; but you can find them here on eBay. 

The other option is to plant wild garlic bulbs. This is quite a niche bulb to buy, so I would personally recommend buying them on eBay. I have ordered a few sets of wild garlic bulbs from eBay and I’ve always been happy with them and they have been much cheaper than buying them elsewhere. I bought 50 bulbs for little over £10. I would recommend them! 

To plant them you just pop them in a hole around 10cm deep, fill in the soil and give them a good water. Easy! They are really hardy and need little to no maintenance and they will come back stronger every year! 

To summarise – why should you grow wild garlic at home?! 

  • It’s an attractive flower in a cottage garden 
  • It makes a lovely ‘spring carpet’ before the rest of your bulbs and flowers appear 
  • It’s scented 
  • A great addition to your herb garden 
  • Easier than finding it in the wild 
  • Potentially ‘cleaner’
  • Great for damp and dark patches of the garden
  • Natural slug deterrent
  • It can be grown in pots in small gardens or shady balcony’s
  • It’s a perennial
  • Has great health benefits
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Ta da! And there we have it! 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I hope it’s of help and interest, let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

No need to worry about dogs weeing near or on your wild garlic – not to be gross, but when you are foraging, you do have to be careful not to choose areas where dogs may have ‘been’. But if it’s in your garden, especially if you don’t have a dog, this is something you don’t have to worry about! 

It’s great for wetter gardens and shady areas – most plants aren’t happy in shady areas or wetter grounds, but wild garlic is one of the few plants that thrives in these conditions!!

It naturally deters slugs – so if you struggle with slugs, it could help if you put some wild garlic around your boarders 

It can be grown in pots – so if you have a small garden, you can still grow wild garlic and it looks pretty! 

It’s a perennial, so it comes back every year. Just make sure when you pick it, you don’t pull out the bulbs. Just pick them off at the stem and leave the bulb in the ground. 

Wild garlic great for you! It is packed full of vitamin A and C, as well as magnesium and iron.

It’s easy to grow and maintain – trust me! I’m not a good gardener and I promise it’s easy AF. 

What can I do with wild garlic? 

Wild garlic can be used in so many ways; it can be cut up and put into salads; you can make garlic butter with it, or chop it up and sprinkle it onto garlic bread. A lot of people (including me) make garlic pesto with it and you can make wild garlic soups and stews with it too. You can put it into hummus, or chop it up and sprinkle it over natchos or chilli’s. Honestly, the options are endless! 

There is a selection of great wild garlic recipes here

How to grow wild Garlic? 

First of all, if you find wild garlic it’s illegal to dig it up and replant it elsewhere, so please don’t be tempted to do that. You are welcome to pick it, but you can’t dig it  up as it’s protected. 

If you want I grow wild garlic in your garden you have two options; to grow it from seed, or plant bulbs. 

It is cheaper to grow wild garlic seeds; however, it can take up to four years for them to develop into bulbs. Not many garden centres stock wild garlic seeds; but you can find them here on eBay. 

The other option is to plant wild garlic bulbs. This is quite a niche bulb to buy, so I would personally recommend buying them on eBay. I have ordered a few sets of wild garlic bulbs from eBay and I’ve always been happy with them and they have been much cheaper than buying them elsewhere. I bought 50 bulbs for little over £10. I would recommend them! 

To plant them you just pop them in a hole around 10cm deep, fill in the soil and give them a good water. Easy! They are really hardy and need little to no maintenance and they will come back stronger every year! 

To summarise – why should you grow wild garlic at home?! 

  • It’s an attractive flower in a cottage garden 
  • It makes a lovely ‘spring carpet’ before the rest of your bulbs and flowers appear 
  • It’s scented 
  • A great addition to your herb garden 
  • Easier than finding it in the wild 
  • Potentially ‘cleaner’
  • Great for damp and dark patches of the garden
  • Natural slug deterrent
  • It can be grown in pots in small gardens or shady balcony’s
  • It’s a perennial
  • Has great health benefits
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Ta da! And there we have it! 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I hope it’s of help and interest, let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

Easier than foraging – let’s be honest! It’s not easy to find wild garlic in, well, the wild! And because the season is fairly short, it can be hard to find it within the window. Especially if you are like me and you like to wait for the white flower to appear to confirm its 100% wild garlic! 

No need to worry about dogs weeing near or on your wild garlic – not to be gross, but when you are foraging, you do have to be careful not to choose areas where dogs may have ‘been’. But if it’s in your garden, especially if you don’t have a dog, this is something you don’t have to worry about! 

It’s great for wetter gardens and shady areas – most plants aren’t happy in shady areas or wetter grounds, but wild garlic is one of the few plants that thrives in these conditions!!

It naturally deters slugs – so if you struggle with slugs, it could help if you put some wild garlic around your boarders 

It can be grown in pots – so if you have a small garden, you can still grow wild garlic and it looks pretty! 

It’s a perennial, so it comes back every year. Just make sure when you pick it, you don’t pull out the bulbs. Just pick them off at the stem and leave the bulb in the ground. 

Wild garlic great for you! It is packed full of vitamin A and C, as well as magnesium and iron.

It’s easy to grow and maintain – trust me! I’m not a good gardener and I promise it’s easy AF. 

What can I do with wild garlic? 

Wild garlic can be used in so many ways; it can be cut up and put into salads; you can make garlic butter with it, or chop it up and sprinkle it onto garlic bread. A lot of people (including me) make garlic pesto with it and you can make wild garlic soups and stews with it too. You can put it into hummus, or chop it up and sprinkle it over natchos or chilli’s. Honestly, the options are endless! 

There is a selection of great wild garlic recipes here

How to grow wild Garlic? 

First of all, if you find wild garlic it’s illegal to dig it up and replant it elsewhere, so please don’t be tempted to do that. You are welcome to pick it, but you can’t dig it  up as it’s protected. 

If you want I grow wild garlic in your garden you have two options; to grow it from seed, or plant bulbs. 

It is cheaper to grow wild garlic seeds; however, it can take up to four years for them to develop into bulbs. Not many garden centres stock wild garlic seeds; but you can find them here on eBay. 

The other option is to plant wild garlic bulbs. This is quite a niche bulb to buy, so I would personally recommend buying them on eBay. I have ordered a few sets of wild garlic bulbs from eBay and I’ve always been happy with them and they have been much cheaper than buying them elsewhere. I bought 50 bulbs for little over £10. I would recommend them! 

To plant them you just pop them in a hole around 10cm deep, fill in the soil and give them a good water. Easy! They are really hardy and need little to no maintenance and they will come back stronger every year! 

To summarise – why should you grow wild garlic at home?! 

  • It’s an attractive flower in a cottage garden 
  • It makes a lovely ‘spring carpet’ before the rest of your bulbs and flowers appear 
  • It’s scented 
  • A great addition to your herb garden 
  • Easier than finding it in the wild 
  • Potentially ‘cleaner’
  • Great for damp and dark patches of the garden
  • Natural slug deterrent
  • It can be grown in pots in small gardens or shady balcony’s
  • It’s a perennial
  • Has great health benefits
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Ta da! And there we have it! 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I hope it’s of help and interest, let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

It’s nice to have a supply in your garden for cooking and salads -It’s a bit like how it’s nice to have a herb garden, but with wild garlic! 

Easier than foraging – let’s be honest! It’s not easy to find wild garlic in, well, the wild! And because the season is fairly short, it can be hard to find it within the window. Especially if you are like me and you like to wait for the white flower to appear to confirm its 100% wild garlic! 

No need to worry about dogs weeing near or on your wild garlic – not to be gross, but when you are foraging, you do have to be careful not to choose areas where dogs may have ‘been’. But if it’s in your garden, especially if you don’t have a dog, this is something you don’t have to worry about! 

It’s great for wetter gardens and shady areas – most plants aren’t happy in shady areas or wetter grounds, but wild garlic is one of the few plants that thrives in these conditions!!

It naturally deters slugs – so if you struggle with slugs, it could help if you put some wild garlic around your boarders 

It can be grown in pots – so if you have a small garden, you can still grow wild garlic and it looks pretty! 

It’s a perennial, so it comes back every year. Just make sure when you pick it, you don’t pull out the bulbs. Just pick them off at the stem and leave the bulb in the ground. 

Wild garlic great for you! It is packed full of vitamin A and C, as well as magnesium and iron.

It’s easy to grow and maintain – trust me! I’m not a good gardener and I promise it’s easy AF. 

What can I do with wild garlic? 

Wild garlic can be used in so many ways; it can be cut up and put into salads; you can make garlic butter with it, or chop it up and sprinkle it onto garlic bread. A lot of people (including me) make garlic pesto with it and you can make wild garlic soups and stews with it too. You can put it into hummus, or chop it up and sprinkle it over natchos or chilli’s. Honestly, the options are endless! 

There is a selection of great wild garlic recipes here

How to grow wild Garlic? 

First of all, if you find wild garlic it’s illegal to dig it up and replant it elsewhere, so please don’t be tempted to do that. You are welcome to pick it, but you can’t dig it  up as it’s protected. 

If you want I grow wild garlic in your garden you have two options; to grow it from seed, or plant bulbs. 

It is cheaper to grow wild garlic seeds; however, it can take up to four years for them to develop into bulbs. Not many garden centres stock wild garlic seeds; but you can find them here on eBay. 

The other option is to plant wild garlic bulbs. This is quite a niche bulb to buy, so I would personally recommend buying them on eBay. I have ordered a few sets of wild garlic bulbs from eBay and I’ve always been happy with them and they have been much cheaper than buying them elsewhere. I bought 50 bulbs for little over £10. I would recommend them! 

To plant them you just pop them in a hole around 10cm deep, fill in the soil and give them a good water. Easy! They are really hardy and need little to no maintenance and they will come back stronger every year! 

To summarise – why should you grow wild garlic at home?! 

  • It’s an attractive flower in a cottage garden 
  • It makes a lovely ‘spring carpet’ before the rest of your bulbs and flowers appear 
  • It’s scented 
  • A great addition to your herb garden 
  • Easier than finding it in the wild 
  • Potentially ‘cleaner’
  • Great for damp and dark patches of the garden
  • Natural slug deterrent
  • It can be grown in pots in small gardens or shady balcony’s
  • It’s a perennial
  • Has great health benefits
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Ta da! And there we have it! 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I hope it’s of help and interest, let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

It smells lovely – in case you don’t know, wild garlic smells of garlic, in a pretty way! 

It’s nice to have a supply in your garden for cooking and salads -It’s a bit like how it’s nice to have a herb garden, but with wild garlic! 

Easier than foraging – let’s be honest! It’s not easy to find wild garlic in, well, the wild! And because the season is fairly short, it can be hard to find it within the window. Especially if you are like me and you like to wait for the white flower to appear to confirm its 100% wild garlic! 

No need to worry about dogs weeing near or on your wild garlic – not to be gross, but when you are foraging, you do have to be careful not to choose areas where dogs may have ‘been’. But if it’s in your garden, especially if you don’t have a dog, this is something you don’t have to worry about! 

It’s great for wetter gardens and shady areas – most plants aren’t happy in shady areas or wetter grounds, but wild garlic is one of the few plants that thrives in these conditions!!

It naturally deters slugs – so if you struggle with slugs, it could help if you put some wild garlic around your boarders 

It can be grown in pots – so if you have a small garden, you can still grow wild garlic and it looks pretty! 

It’s a perennial, so it comes back every year. Just make sure when you pick it, you don’t pull out the bulbs. Just pick them off at the stem and leave the bulb in the ground. 

Wild garlic great for you! It is packed full of vitamin A and C, as well as magnesium and iron.

It’s easy to grow and maintain – trust me! I’m not a good gardener and I promise it’s easy AF. 

What can I do with wild garlic? 

Wild garlic can be used in so many ways; it can be cut up and put into salads; you can make garlic butter with it, or chop it up and sprinkle it onto garlic bread. A lot of people (including me) make garlic pesto with it and you can make wild garlic soups and stews with it too. You can put it into hummus, or chop it up and sprinkle it over natchos or chilli’s. Honestly, the options are endless! 

There is a selection of great wild garlic recipes here

How to grow wild Garlic? 

First of all, if you find wild garlic it’s illegal to dig it up and replant it elsewhere, so please don’t be tempted to do that. You are welcome to pick it, but you can’t dig it  up as it’s protected. 

If you want I grow wild garlic in your garden you have two options; to grow it from seed, or plant bulbs. 

It is cheaper to grow wild garlic seeds; however, it can take up to four years for them to develop into bulbs. Not many garden centres stock wild garlic seeds; but you can find them here on eBay. 

The other option is to plant wild garlic bulbs. This is quite a niche bulb to buy, so I would personally recommend buying them on eBay. I have ordered a few sets of wild garlic bulbs from eBay and I’ve always been happy with them and they have been much cheaper than buying them elsewhere. I bought 50 bulbs for little over £10. I would recommend them! 

To plant them you just pop them in a hole around 10cm deep, fill in the soil and give them a good water. Easy! They are really hardy and need little to no maintenance and they will come back stronger every year! 

To summarise – why should you grow wild garlic at home?! 

  • It’s an attractive flower in a cottage garden 
  • It makes a lovely ‘spring carpet’ before the rest of your bulbs and flowers appear 
  • It’s scented 
  • A great addition to your herb garden 
  • Easier than finding it in the wild 
  • Potentially ‘cleaner’
  • Great for damp and dark patches of the garden
  • Natural slug deterrent
  • It can be grown in pots in small gardens or shady balcony’s
  • It’s a perennial
  • Has great health benefits
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Ta da! And there we have it! 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I hope it’s of help and interest, let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

It multiples and gives a beautiful ‘carpet’ of green foliage and white flowers – Perfect for filling gaps; especially in spring before everything else has blossomed! It looks lovely amounts the

It smells lovely – in case you don’t know, wild garlic smells of garlic, in a pretty way! 

It’s nice to have a supply in your garden for cooking and salads -It’s a bit like how it’s nice to have a herb garden, but with wild garlic! 

Easier than foraging – let’s be honest! It’s not easy to find wild garlic in, well, the wild! And because the season is fairly short, it can be hard to find it within the window. Especially if you are like me and you like to wait for the white flower to appear to confirm its 100% wild garlic! 

No need to worry about dogs weeing near or on your wild garlic – not to be gross, but when you are foraging, you do have to be careful not to choose areas where dogs may have ‘been’. But if it’s in your garden, especially if you don’t have a dog, this is something you don’t have to worry about! 

It’s great for wetter gardens and shady areas – most plants aren’t happy in shady areas or wetter grounds, but wild garlic is one of the few plants that thrives in these conditions!!

It naturally deters slugs – so if you struggle with slugs, it could help if you put some wild garlic around your boarders 

It can be grown in pots – so if you have a small garden, you can still grow wild garlic and it looks pretty! 

It’s a perennial, so it comes back every year. Just make sure when you pick it, you don’t pull out the bulbs. Just pick them off at the stem and leave the bulb in the ground. 

Wild garlic great for you! It is packed full of vitamin A and C, as well as magnesium and iron.

It’s easy to grow and maintain – trust me! I’m not a good gardener and I promise it’s easy AF. 

What can I do with wild garlic? 

Wild garlic can be used in so many ways; it can be cut up and put into salads; you can make garlic butter with it, or chop it up and sprinkle it onto garlic bread. A lot of people (including me) make garlic pesto with it and you can make wild garlic soups and stews with it too. You can put it into hummus, or chop it up and sprinkle it over natchos or chilli’s. Honestly, the options are endless! 

There is a selection of great wild garlic recipes here

How to grow wild Garlic? 

First of all, if you find wild garlic it’s illegal to dig it up and replant it elsewhere, so please don’t be tempted to do that. You are welcome to pick it, but you can’t dig it  up as it’s protected. 

If you want I grow wild garlic in your garden you have two options; to grow it from seed, or plant bulbs. 

It is cheaper to grow wild garlic seeds; however, it can take up to four years for them to develop into bulbs. Not many garden centres stock wild garlic seeds; but you can find them here on eBay. 

The other option is to plant wild garlic bulbs. This is quite a niche bulb to buy, so I would personally recommend buying them on eBay. I have ordered a few sets of wild garlic bulbs from eBay and I’ve always been happy with them and they have been much cheaper than buying them elsewhere. I bought 50 bulbs for little over £10. I would recommend them! 

To plant them you just pop them in a hole around 10cm deep, fill in the soil and give them a good water. Easy! They are really hardy and need little to no maintenance and they will come back stronger every year! 

To summarise – why should you grow wild garlic at home?! 

  • It’s an attractive flower in a cottage garden 
  • It makes a lovely ‘spring carpet’ before the rest of your bulbs and flowers appear 
  • It’s scented 
  • A great addition to your herb garden 
  • Easier than finding it in the wild 
  • Potentially ‘cleaner’
  • Great for damp and dark patches of the garden
  • Natural slug deterrent
  • It can be grown in pots in small gardens or shady balcony’s
  • It’s a perennial
  • Has great health benefits
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Ta da! And there we have it! 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I hope it’s of help and interest, let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

It looks pretty – the white flowers and lush green folliage is perfect for a cottage garden

It multiples and gives a beautiful ‘carpet’ of green foliage and white flowers – Perfect for filling gaps; especially in spring before everything else has blossomed! It looks lovely amounts the

It smells lovely – in case you don’t know, wild garlic smells of garlic, in a pretty way! 

It’s nice to have a supply in your garden for cooking and salads -It’s a bit like how it’s nice to have a herb garden, but with wild garlic! 

Easier than foraging – let’s be honest! It’s not easy to find wild garlic in, well, the wild! And because the season is fairly short, it can be hard to find it within the window. Especially if you are like me and you like to wait for the white flower to appear to confirm its 100% wild garlic! 

No need to worry about dogs weeing near or on your wild garlic – not to be gross, but when you are foraging, you do have to be careful not to choose areas where dogs may have ‘been’. But if it’s in your garden, especially if you don’t have a dog, this is something you don’t have to worry about! 

It’s great for wetter gardens and shady areas – most plants aren’t happy in shady areas or wetter grounds, but wild garlic is one of the few plants that thrives in these conditions!!

It naturally deters slugs – so if you struggle with slugs, it could help if you put some wild garlic around your boarders 

It can be grown in pots – so if you have a small garden, you can still grow wild garlic and it looks pretty! 

It’s a perennial, so it comes back every year. Just make sure when you pick it, you don’t pull out the bulbs. Just pick them off at the stem and leave the bulb in the ground. 

Wild garlic great for you! It is packed full of vitamin A and C, as well as magnesium and iron.

It’s easy to grow and maintain – trust me! I’m not a good gardener and I promise it’s easy AF. 

What can I do with wild garlic? 

Wild garlic can be used in so many ways; it can be cut up and put into salads; you can make garlic butter with it, or chop it up and sprinkle it onto garlic bread. A lot of people (including me) make garlic pesto with it and you can make wild garlic soups and stews with it too. You can put it into hummus, or chop it up and sprinkle it over natchos or chilli’s. Honestly, the options are endless! 

There is a selection of great wild garlic recipes here

How to grow wild Garlic? 

First of all, if you find wild garlic it’s illegal to dig it up and replant it elsewhere, so please don’t be tempted to do that. You are welcome to pick it, but you can’t dig it  up as it’s protected. 

If you want I grow wild garlic in your garden you have two options; to grow it from seed, or plant bulbs. 

It is cheaper to grow wild garlic seeds; however, it can take up to four years for them to develop into bulbs. Not many garden centres stock wild garlic seeds; but you can find them here on eBay. 

The other option is to plant wild garlic bulbs. This is quite a niche bulb to buy, so I would personally recommend buying them on eBay. I have ordered a few sets of wild garlic bulbs from eBay and I’ve always been happy with them and they have been much cheaper than buying them elsewhere. I bought 50 bulbs for little over £10. I would recommend them! 

To plant them you just pop them in a hole around 10cm deep, fill in the soil and give them a good water. Easy! They are really hardy and need little to no maintenance and they will come back stronger every year! 

To summarise – why should you grow wild garlic at home?! 

  • It’s an attractive flower in a cottage garden 
  • It makes a lovely ‘spring carpet’ before the rest of your bulbs and flowers appear 
  • It’s scented 
  • A great addition to your herb garden 
  • Easier than finding it in the wild 
  • Potentially ‘cleaner’
  • Great for damp and dark patches of the garden
  • Natural slug deterrent
  • It can be grown in pots in small gardens or shady balcony’s
  • It’s a perennial
  • Has great health benefits
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Ta da! And there we have it! 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I hope it’s of help and interest, let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

Reasons to grow wild garlic at home

It looks pretty – the white flowers and lush green folliage is perfect for a cottage garden

It multiples and gives a beautiful ‘carpet’ of green foliage and white flowers – Perfect for filling gaps; especially in spring before everything else has blossomed! It looks lovely amounts the

It smells lovely – in case you don’t know, wild garlic smells of garlic, in a pretty way! 

It’s nice to have a supply in your garden for cooking and salads -It’s a bit like how it’s nice to have a herb garden, but with wild garlic! 

Easier than foraging – let’s be honest! It’s not easy to find wild garlic in, well, the wild! And because the season is fairly short, it can be hard to find it within the window. Especially if you are like me and you like to wait for the white flower to appear to confirm its 100% wild garlic! 

No need to worry about dogs weeing near or on your wild garlic – not to be gross, but when you are foraging, you do have to be careful not to choose areas where dogs may have ‘been’. But if it’s in your garden, especially if you don’t have a dog, this is something you don’t have to worry about! 

It’s great for wetter gardens and shady areas – most plants aren’t happy in shady areas or wetter grounds, but wild garlic is one of the few plants that thrives in these conditions!!

It naturally deters slugs – so if you struggle with slugs, it could help if you put some wild garlic around your boarders 

It can be grown in pots – so if you have a small garden, you can still grow wild garlic and it looks pretty! 

It’s a perennial, so it comes back every year. Just make sure when you pick it, you don’t pull out the bulbs. Just pick them off at the stem and leave the bulb in the ground. 

Wild garlic great for you! It is packed full of vitamin A and C, as well as magnesium and iron.

It’s easy to grow and maintain – trust me! I’m not a good gardener and I promise it’s easy AF. 

What can I do with wild garlic? 

Wild garlic can be used in so many ways; it can be cut up and put into salads; you can make garlic butter with it, or chop it up and sprinkle it onto garlic bread. A lot of people (including me) make garlic pesto with it and you can make wild garlic soups and stews with it too. You can put it into hummus, or chop it up and sprinkle it over natchos or chilli’s. Honestly, the options are endless! 

There is a selection of great wild garlic recipes here

How to grow wild Garlic? 

First of all, if you find wild garlic it’s illegal to dig it up and replant it elsewhere, so please don’t be tempted to do that. You are welcome to pick it, but you can’t dig it  up as it’s protected. 

If you want I grow wild garlic in your garden you have two options; to grow it from seed, or plant bulbs. 

It is cheaper to grow wild garlic seeds; however, it can take up to four years for them to develop into bulbs. Not many garden centres stock wild garlic seeds; but you can find them here on eBay. 

The other option is to plant wild garlic bulbs. This is quite a niche bulb to buy, so I would personally recommend buying them on eBay. I have ordered a few sets of wild garlic bulbs from eBay and I’ve always been happy with them and they have been much cheaper than buying them elsewhere. I bought 50 bulbs for little over £10. I would recommend them! 

To plant them you just pop them in a hole around 10cm deep, fill in the soil and give them a good water. Easy! They are really hardy and need little to no maintenance and they will come back stronger every year! 

To summarise – why should you grow wild garlic at home?! 

  • It’s an attractive flower in a cottage garden 
  • It makes a lovely ‘spring carpet’ before the rest of your bulbs and flowers appear 
  • It’s scented 
  • A great addition to your herb garden 
  • Easier than finding it in the wild 
  • Potentially ‘cleaner’
  • Great for damp and dark patches of the garden
  • Natural slug deterrent
  • It can be grown in pots in small gardens or shady balcony’s
  • It’s a perennial
  • Has great health benefits
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Ta da! And there we have it! 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I hope it’s of help and interest, let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

I also love having my own stash of wild garlic because it means I can pick it as and when I need it, so it’s always super fresh! But honestly; there are so many reasons why growing your own is amazing! Even if you plan on foraging some from the wild and topping it up with your own stash! Let’s chat!

Wild garlic bulbs

what conditions does wild garlic like? 

Wild garlic is generally found by river beds and within forests in damper areas. It works great in damper, darker corners of your garden, like under trees and hedges. However, I also put some in pots in a partially sunny area, and they came back the following year and are doing well, not as well as the bulbs I planted in the damper, shaded areas, but it’s doing ok!! 

This year I have planted more wild garlic under the hedges, and I’ll move the pots to shadier areas. I can even plant it with my toddler, because it’s so easy to plant. 

Wild garlic

Reasons to grow wild garlic at home

It looks pretty – the white flowers and lush green folliage is perfect for a cottage garden

It multiples and gives a beautiful ‘carpet’ of green foliage and white flowers – Perfect for filling gaps; especially in spring before everything else has blossomed! It looks lovely amounts the

It smells lovely – in case you don’t know, wild garlic smells of garlic, in a pretty way! 

It’s nice to have a supply in your garden for cooking and salads -It’s a bit like how it’s nice to have a herb garden, but with wild garlic! 

Easier than foraging – let’s be honest! It’s not easy to find wild garlic in, well, the wild! And because the season is fairly short, it can be hard to find it within the window. Especially if you are like me and you like to wait for the white flower to appear to confirm its 100% wild garlic! 

No need to worry about dogs weeing near or on your wild garlic – not to be gross, but when you are foraging, you do have to be careful not to choose areas where dogs may have ‘been’. But if it’s in your garden, especially if you don’t have a dog, this is something you don’t have to worry about! 

It’s great for wetter gardens and shady areas – most plants aren’t happy in shady areas or wetter grounds, but wild garlic is one of the few plants that thrives in these conditions!!

It naturally deters slugs – so if you struggle with slugs, it could help if you put some wild garlic around your boarders 

It can be grown in pots – so if you have a small garden, you can still grow wild garlic and it looks pretty! 

It’s a perennial, so it comes back every year. Just make sure when you pick it, you don’t pull out the bulbs. Just pick them off at the stem and leave the bulb in the ground. 

Wild garlic great for you! It is packed full of vitamin A and C, as well as magnesium and iron.

It’s easy to grow and maintain – trust me! I’m not a good gardener and I promise it’s easy AF. 

What can I do with wild garlic? 

Wild garlic can be used in so many ways; it can be cut up and put into salads; you can make garlic butter with it, or chop it up and sprinkle it onto garlic bread. A lot of people (including me) make garlic pesto with it and you can make wild garlic soups and stews with it too. You can put it into hummus, or chop it up and sprinkle it over natchos or chilli’s. Honestly, the options are endless! 

There is a selection of great wild garlic recipes here

How to grow wild Garlic? 

First of all, if you find wild garlic it’s illegal to dig it up and replant it elsewhere, so please don’t be tempted to do that. You are welcome to pick it, but you can’t dig it  up as it’s protected. 

If you want I grow wild garlic in your garden you have two options; to grow it from seed, or plant bulbs. 

It is cheaper to grow wild garlic seeds; however, it can take up to four years for them to develop into bulbs. Not many garden centres stock wild garlic seeds; but you can find them here on eBay. 

The other option is to plant wild garlic bulbs. This is quite a niche bulb to buy, so I would personally recommend buying them on eBay. I have ordered a few sets of wild garlic bulbs from eBay and I’ve always been happy with them and they have been much cheaper than buying them elsewhere. I bought 50 bulbs for little over £10. I would recommend them! 

To plant them you just pop them in a hole around 10cm deep, fill in the soil and give them a good water. Easy! They are really hardy and need little to no maintenance and they will come back stronger every year! 

To summarise – why should you grow wild garlic at home?! 

  • It’s an attractive flower in a cottage garden 
  • It makes a lovely ‘spring carpet’ before the rest of your bulbs and flowers appear 
  • It’s scented 
  • A great addition to your herb garden 
  • Easier than finding it in the wild 
  • Potentially ‘cleaner’
  • Great for damp and dark patches of the garden
  • Natural slug deterrent
  • It can be grown in pots in small gardens or shady balcony’s
  • It’s a perennial
  • Has great health benefits
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Ta da! And there we have it! 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I hope it’s of help and interest, let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

Hello friends! Today I want to share 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I planted wild garlic in my garden last year, because I was frustrated by the fact that I was struggling to find it locally and I honestly can’t recommend it enough!

I also love having my own stash of wild garlic because it means I can pick it as and when I need it, so it’s always super fresh! But honestly; there are so many reasons why growing your own is amazing! Even if you plan on foraging some from the wild and topping it up with your own stash! Let’s chat!

Wild garlic bulbs

what conditions does wild garlic like? 

Wild garlic is generally found by river beds and within forests in damper areas. It works great in damper, darker corners of your garden, like under trees and hedges. However, I also put some in pots in a partially sunny area, and they came back the following year and are doing well, not as well as the bulbs I planted in the damper, shaded areas, but it’s doing ok!! 

This year I have planted more wild garlic under the hedges, and I’ll move the pots to shadier areas. I can even plant it with my toddler, because it’s so easy to plant. 

Wild garlic

Reasons to grow wild garlic at home

It looks pretty – the white flowers and lush green folliage is perfect for a cottage garden

It multiples and gives a beautiful ‘carpet’ of green foliage and white flowers – Perfect for filling gaps; especially in spring before everything else has blossomed! It looks lovely amounts the

It smells lovely – in case you don’t know, wild garlic smells of garlic, in a pretty way! 

It’s nice to have a supply in your garden for cooking and salads -It’s a bit like how it’s nice to have a herb garden, but with wild garlic! 

Easier than foraging – let’s be honest! It’s not easy to find wild garlic in, well, the wild! And because the season is fairly short, it can be hard to find it within the window. Especially if you are like me and you like to wait for the white flower to appear to confirm its 100% wild garlic! 

No need to worry about dogs weeing near or on your wild garlic – not to be gross, but when you are foraging, you do have to be careful not to choose areas where dogs may have ‘been’. But if it’s in your garden, especially if you don’t have a dog, this is something you don’t have to worry about! 

It’s great for wetter gardens and shady areas – most plants aren’t happy in shady areas or wetter grounds, but wild garlic is one of the few plants that thrives in these conditions!!

It naturally deters slugs – so if you struggle with slugs, it could help if you put some wild garlic around your boarders 

It can be grown in pots – so if you have a small garden, you can still grow wild garlic and it looks pretty! 

It’s a perennial, so it comes back every year. Just make sure when you pick it, you don’t pull out the bulbs. Just pick them off at the stem and leave the bulb in the ground. 

Wild garlic great for you! It is packed full of vitamin A and C, as well as magnesium and iron.

It’s easy to grow and maintain – trust me! I’m not a good gardener and I promise it’s easy AF. 

What can I do with wild garlic? 

Wild garlic can be used in so many ways; it can be cut up and put into salads; you can make garlic butter with it, or chop it up and sprinkle it onto garlic bread. A lot of people (including me) make garlic pesto with it and you can make wild garlic soups and stews with it too. You can put it into hummus, or chop it up and sprinkle it over natchos or chilli’s. Honestly, the options are endless! 

There is a selection of great wild garlic recipes here

How to grow wild Garlic? 

First of all, if you find wild garlic it’s illegal to dig it up and replant it elsewhere, so please don’t be tempted to do that. You are welcome to pick it, but you can’t dig it  up as it’s protected. 

If you want I grow wild garlic in your garden you have two options; to grow it from seed, or plant bulbs. 

It is cheaper to grow wild garlic seeds; however, it can take up to four years for them to develop into bulbs. Not many garden centres stock wild garlic seeds; but you can find them here on eBay. 

The other option is to plant wild garlic bulbs. This is quite a niche bulb to buy, so I would personally recommend buying them on eBay. I have ordered a few sets of wild garlic bulbs from eBay and I’ve always been happy with them and they have been much cheaper than buying them elsewhere. I bought 50 bulbs for little over £10. I would recommend them! 

To plant them you just pop them in a hole around 10cm deep, fill in the soil and give them a good water. Easy! They are really hardy and need little to no maintenance and they will come back stronger every year! 

To summarise – why should you grow wild garlic at home?! 

  • It’s an attractive flower in a cottage garden 
  • It makes a lovely ‘spring carpet’ before the rest of your bulbs and flowers appear 
  • It’s scented 
  • A great addition to your herb garden 
  • Easier than finding it in the wild 
  • Potentially ‘cleaner’
  • Great for damp and dark patches of the garden
  • Natural slug deterrent
  • It can be grown in pots in small gardens or shady balcony’s
  • It’s a perennial
  • Has great health benefits
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Ta da! And there we have it! 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I hope it’s of help and interest, let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden!

Hello friends! Today I want to share 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I planted wild garlic in my garden last year, because I was frustrated by the fact that I was struggling to find it locally and I honestly can’t recommend it enough!

I also love having my own stash of wild garlic because it means I can pick it as and when I need it, so it’s always super fresh! But honestly; there are so many reasons why growing your own is amazing! Even if you plan on foraging some from the wild and topping it up with your own stash! Let’s chat!

Wild garlic bulbs

what conditions does wild garlic like? 

Wild garlic is generally found by river beds and within forests in damper areas. It works great in damper, darker corners of your garden, like under trees and hedges. However, I also put some in pots in a partially sunny area, and they came back the following year and are doing well, not as well as the bulbs I planted in the damper, shaded areas, but it’s doing ok!! 

This year I have planted more wild garlic under the hedges, and I’ll move the pots to shadier areas. I can even plant it with my toddler, because it’s so easy to plant. 

Wild garlic

Reasons to grow wild garlic at home

It looks pretty – the white flowers and lush green folliage is perfect for a cottage garden

It multiples and gives a beautiful ‘carpet’ of green foliage and white flowers – Perfect for filling gaps; especially in spring before everything else has blossomed! It looks lovely amounts the

It smells lovely – in case you don’t know, wild garlic smells of garlic, in a pretty way! 

It’s nice to have a supply in your garden for cooking and salads -It’s a bit like how it’s nice to have a herb garden, but with wild garlic! 

Easier than foraging – let’s be honest! It’s not easy to find wild garlic in, well, the wild! And because the season is fairly short, it can be hard to find it within the window. Especially if you are like me and you like to wait for the white flower to appear to confirm its 100% wild garlic! 

No need to worry about dogs weeing near or on your wild garlic – not to be gross, but when you are foraging, you do have to be careful not to choose areas where dogs may have ‘been’. But if it’s in your garden, especially if you don’t have a dog, this is something you don’t have to worry about! 

It’s great for wetter gardens and shady areas – most plants aren’t happy in shady areas or wetter grounds, but wild garlic is one of the few plants that thrives in these conditions!!

It naturally deters slugs – so if you struggle with slugs, it could help if you put some wild garlic around your boarders 

It can be grown in pots – so if you have a small garden, you can still grow wild garlic and it looks pretty! 

It’s a perennial, so it comes back every year. Just make sure when you pick it, you don’t pull out the bulbs. Just pick them off at the stem and leave the bulb in the ground. 

Wild garlic great for you! It is packed full of vitamin A and C, as well as magnesium and iron.

It’s easy to grow and maintain – trust me! I’m not a good gardener and I promise it’s easy AF. 

What can I do with wild garlic? 

Wild garlic can be used in so many ways; it can be cut up and put into salads; you can make garlic butter with it, or chop it up and sprinkle it onto garlic bread. A lot of people (including me) make garlic pesto with it and you can make wild garlic soups and stews with it too. You can put it into hummus, or chop it up and sprinkle it over natchos or chilli’s. Honestly, the options are endless! 

There is a selection of great wild garlic recipes here

How to grow wild Garlic? 

First of all, if you find wild garlic it’s illegal to dig it up and replant it elsewhere, so please don’t be tempted to do that. You are welcome to pick it, but you can’t dig it  up as it’s protected. 

If you want I grow wild garlic in your garden you have two options; to grow it from seed, or plant bulbs. 

It is cheaper to grow wild garlic seeds; however, it can take up to four years for them to develop into bulbs. Not many garden centres stock wild garlic seeds; but you can find them here on eBay. 

The other option is to plant wild garlic bulbs. This is quite a niche bulb to buy, so I would personally recommend buying them on eBay. I have ordered a few sets of wild garlic bulbs from eBay and I’ve always been happy with them and they have been much cheaper than buying them elsewhere. I bought 50 bulbs for little over £10. I would recommend them! 

To plant them you just pop them in a hole around 10cm deep, fill in the soil and give them a good water. Easy! They are really hardy and need little to no maintenance and they will come back stronger every year! 

To summarise – why should you grow wild garlic at home?! 

  • It’s an attractive flower in a cottage garden 
  • It makes a lovely ‘spring carpet’ before the rest of your bulbs and flowers appear 
  • It’s scented 
  • A great addition to your herb garden 
  • Easier than finding it in the wild 
  • Potentially ‘cleaner’
  • Great for damp and dark patches of the garden
  • Natural slug deterrent
  • It can be grown in pots in small gardens or shady balcony’s
  • It’s a perennial
  • Has great health benefits
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Ta da! And there we have it! 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I hope it’s of help and interest, let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

How to grow wild garlic

12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden!

Hello friends! Today I want to share 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I planted wild garlic in my garden last year, because I was frustrated by the fact that I was struggling to find it locally and I honestly can’t recommend it enough!

I also love having my own stash of wild garlic because it means I can pick it as and when I need it, so it’s always super fresh! But honestly; there are so many reasons why growing your own is amazing! Even if you plan on foraging some from the wild and topping it up with your own stash! Let’s chat!

Wild garlic bulbs

what conditions does wild garlic like? 

Wild garlic is generally found by river beds and within forests in damper areas. It works great in damper, darker corners of your garden, like under trees and hedges. However, I also put some in pots in a partially sunny area, and they came back the following year and are doing well, not as well as the bulbs I planted in the damper, shaded areas, but it’s doing ok!! 

This year I have planted more wild garlic under the hedges, and I’ll move the pots to shadier areas. I can even plant it with my toddler, because it’s so easy to plant. 

Wild garlic

Reasons to grow wild garlic at home

It looks pretty – the white flowers and lush green folliage is perfect for a cottage garden

It multiples and gives a beautiful ‘carpet’ of green foliage and white flowers – Perfect for filling gaps; especially in spring before everything else has blossomed! It looks lovely amounts the

It smells lovely – in case you don’t know, wild garlic smells of garlic, in a pretty way! 

It’s nice to have a supply in your garden for cooking and salads -It’s a bit like how it’s nice to have a herb garden, but with wild garlic! 

Easier than foraging – let’s be honest! It’s not easy to find wild garlic in, well, the wild! And because the season is fairly short, it can be hard to find it within the window. Especially if you are like me and you like to wait for the white flower to appear to confirm its 100% wild garlic! 

No need to worry about dogs weeing near or on your wild garlic – not to be gross, but when you are foraging, you do have to be careful not to choose areas where dogs may have ‘been’. But if it’s in your garden, especially if you don’t have a dog, this is something you don’t have to worry about! 

It’s great for wetter gardens and shady areas – most plants aren’t happy in shady areas or wetter grounds, but wild garlic is one of the few plants that thrives in these conditions!!

It naturally deters slugs – so if you struggle with slugs, it could help if you put some wild garlic around your boarders 

It can be grown in pots – so if you have a small garden, you can still grow wild garlic and it looks pretty! 

It’s a perennial, so it comes back every year. Just make sure when you pick it, you don’t pull out the bulbs. Just pick them off at the stem and leave the bulb in the ground. 

Wild garlic great for you! It is packed full of vitamin A and C, as well as magnesium and iron.

It’s easy to grow and maintain – trust me! I’m not a good gardener and I promise it’s easy AF. 

What can I do with wild garlic? 

Wild garlic can be used in so many ways; it can be cut up and put into salads; you can make garlic butter with it, or chop it up and sprinkle it onto garlic bread. A lot of people (including me) make garlic pesto with it and you can make wild garlic soups and stews with it too. You can put it into hummus, or chop it up and sprinkle it over natchos or chilli’s. Honestly, the options are endless! 

There is a selection of great wild garlic recipes here

How to grow wild Garlic? 

First of all, if you find wild garlic it’s illegal to dig it up and replant it elsewhere, so please don’t be tempted to do that. You are welcome to pick it, but you can’t dig it  up as it’s protected. 

If you want I grow wild garlic in your garden you have two options; to grow it from seed, or plant bulbs. 

It is cheaper to grow wild garlic seeds; however, it can take up to four years for them to develop into bulbs. Not many garden centres stock wild garlic seeds; but you can find them here on eBay. 

The other option is to plant wild garlic bulbs. This is quite a niche bulb to buy, so I would personally recommend buying them on eBay. I have ordered a few sets of wild garlic bulbs from eBay and I’ve always been happy with them and they have been much cheaper than buying them elsewhere. I bought 50 bulbs for little over £10. I would recommend them! 

To plant them you just pop them in a hole around 10cm deep, fill in the soil and give them a good water. Easy! They are really hardy and need little to no maintenance and they will come back stronger every year! 

To summarise – why should you grow wild garlic at home?! 

  • It’s an attractive flower in a cottage garden 
  • It makes a lovely ‘spring carpet’ before the rest of your bulbs and flowers appear 
  • It’s scented 
  • A great addition to your herb garden 
  • Easier than finding it in the wild 
  • Potentially ‘cleaner’
  • Great for damp and dark patches of the garden
  • Natural slug deterrent
  • It can be grown in pots in small gardens or shady balcony’s
  • It’s a perennial
  • Has great health benefits
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Ta da! And there we have it! 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I hope it’s of help and interest, let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

How to grow wild garlic

12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden!

Hello friends! Today I want to share 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I planted wild garlic in my garden last year, because I was frustrated by the fact that I was struggling to find it locally and I honestly can’t recommend it enough!

I also love having my own stash of wild garlic because it means I can pick it as and when I need it, so it’s always super fresh! But honestly; there are so many reasons why growing your own is amazing! Even if you plan on foraging some from the wild and topping it up with your own stash! Let’s chat!

Wild garlic bulbs

what conditions does wild garlic like? 

Wild garlic is generally found by river beds and within forests in damper areas. It works great in damper, darker corners of your garden, like under trees and hedges. However, I also put some in pots in a partially sunny area, and they came back the following year and are doing well, not as well as the bulbs I planted in the damper, shaded areas, but it’s doing ok!! 

This year I have planted more wild garlic under the hedges, and I’ll move the pots to shadier areas. I can even plant it with my toddler, because it’s so easy to plant. 

Wild garlic

Reasons to grow wild garlic at home

It looks pretty – the white flowers and lush green folliage is perfect for a cottage garden

It multiples and gives a beautiful ‘carpet’ of green foliage and white flowers – Perfect for filling gaps; especially in spring before everything else has blossomed! It looks lovely amounts the

It smells lovely – in case you don’t know, wild garlic smells of garlic, in a pretty way! 

It’s nice to have a supply in your garden for cooking and salads -It’s a bit like how it’s nice to have a herb garden, but with wild garlic! 

Easier than foraging – let’s be honest! It’s not easy to find wild garlic in, well, the wild! And because the season is fairly short, it can be hard to find it within the window. Especially if you are like me and you like to wait for the white flower to appear to confirm its 100% wild garlic! 

No need to worry about dogs weeing near or on your wild garlic – not to be gross, but when you are foraging, you do have to be careful not to choose areas where dogs may have ‘been’. But if it’s in your garden, especially if you don’t have a dog, this is something you don’t have to worry about! 

It’s great for wetter gardens and shady areas – most plants aren’t happy in shady areas or wetter grounds, but wild garlic is one of the few plants that thrives in these conditions!!

It naturally deters slugs – so if you struggle with slugs, it could help if you put some wild garlic around your boarders 

It can be grown in pots – so if you have a small garden, you can still grow wild garlic and it looks pretty! 

It’s a perennial, so it comes back every year. Just make sure when you pick it, you don’t pull out the bulbs. Just pick them off at the stem and leave the bulb in the ground. 

Wild garlic great for you! It is packed full of vitamin A and C, as well as magnesium and iron.

It’s easy to grow and maintain – trust me! I’m not a good gardener and I promise it’s easy AF. 

What can I do with wild garlic? 

Wild garlic can be used in so many ways; it can be cut up and put into salads; you can make garlic butter with it, or chop it up and sprinkle it onto garlic bread. A lot of people (including me) make garlic pesto with it and you can make wild garlic soups and stews with it too. You can put it into hummus, or chop it up and sprinkle it over natchos or chilli’s. Honestly, the options are endless! 

There is a selection of great wild garlic recipes here

How to grow wild Garlic? 

First of all, if you find wild garlic it’s illegal to dig it up and replant it elsewhere, so please don’t be tempted to do that. You are welcome to pick it, but you can’t dig it  up as it’s protected. 

If you want I grow wild garlic in your garden you have two options; to grow it from seed, or plant bulbs. 

It is cheaper to grow wild garlic seeds; however, it can take up to four years for them to develop into bulbs. Not many garden centres stock wild garlic seeds; but you can find them here on eBay. 

The other option is to plant wild garlic bulbs. This is quite a niche bulb to buy, so I would personally recommend buying them on eBay. I have ordered a few sets of wild garlic bulbs from eBay and I’ve always been happy with them and they have been much cheaper than buying them elsewhere. I bought 50 bulbs for little over £10. I would recommend them! 

To plant them you just pop them in a hole around 10cm deep, fill in the soil and give them a good water. Easy! They are really hardy and need little to no maintenance and they will come back stronger every year! 

To summarise – why should you grow wild garlic at home?! 

  • It’s an attractive flower in a cottage garden 
  • It makes a lovely ‘spring carpet’ before the rest of your bulbs and flowers appear 
  • It’s scented 
  • A great addition to your herb garden 
  • Easier than finding it in the wild 
  • Potentially ‘cleaner’
  • Great for damp and dark patches of the garden
  • Natural slug deterrent
  • It can be grown in pots in small gardens or shady balcony’s
  • It’s a perennial
  • Has great health benefits
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Ta da! And there we have it! 12 reasons why you should grow wild garlic in your garden! I hope it’s of help and interest, let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links. 

 

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