16 thoughts on “Use elephant garlic as low-cost Giant Allium in your flower garden

    Charles Shields

    (December 30, 2018 - 11:38 am)

    So I think i messed up. I bought hundreds of ornamental alliums then saw this video and immediately bought a bunch of elephant garlic and regular garlic. . . .and now i cant remember where I planted what and everything is all over the place. Does anybody know how to tell the difference between garlic, elephant garlic, and an ornamental? I want to keep the flowers on the ornaments but cut all the garlic and elephant garlic scapes so i get larger bulbs to plant next fall. Im afraid everything is going to look the same

    Jeri Landers the Storybook Gardener

    (December 30, 2018 - 11:38 am)

    Thanks for the advice: I took it and purchased 3 large bulbs to plant for ornamental reasons in my Potager.

    Agusta Sister

    (December 30, 2018 - 11:38 am)

    I use to have some of these and lived them…theynwere given to me…Where do u get yours?

    Charles Shields

    (December 30, 2018 - 11:38 am)

    I totally planted these this year. . . .but those things are expensive as hell too. Hopefully they will spread and I wont have to buy more

    Diane Vitale

    (December 30, 2018 - 11:38 am)

    Thanks for video!!! Well, now that you have me gung-ho. Where would you recommend me buying the elephant garlic bublets? And when would I plant in zone 8a North Carolina? Saw one online place selling one bulb for $8.99, but don't know reliable sources. BTW: went to an estate sale. Backyard had many plants all over with tall sturdy spheres (2-3" in dry state) about chest high with very healthy draping foliage. The spheres were finished blooming and dried. I took two that just snapped off which had tiny black looking seeds in the dry spheres. Took home, and black tiny seeds didn't knock off onto paper plate well. Gently removed. Wrapped in paper. Sealed and put in frig in air tight container. Hahahaha. Being a novice to flower gardening, I don't know what the flowering plant was for sure. Thought perhaps allium ambassadors but how do I know for sure. Pure speculation from looking at images on google search. People who owned the lovely house are deceased. Have any thoughts? Sorry for the ramblings. Am a late bloomer trying to get my feet wet learning about flowering annuals and perennials I can grow on a very tight budget.

    r nilson

    (December 30, 2018 - 11:38 am)

    Do u sell the seed to these if so email me rnilson1@yahoo.com

    Steve Weber

    (December 30, 2018 - 11:38 am)

    Happy thanksgiving. So I bought the bulb.
    Do I separate the cloves and plant each separately or just drop the whole bulb?

    Pat Pathinayake

    (December 30, 2018 - 11:38 am)

    Thanks for the very interesting video. Strangely enough I brought in 4 of the seed pods today! Yes, bees LOVE them. Can I dry the seed pods and separate the seeds for growing? How long will it take to produce seedlings please? I LOVE your voice 🙂

    Emily Short

    (December 30, 2018 - 11:38 am)

    I wasn't sure what these were but I saw them growing in my yard. I just bought the house a few months back. If I pull these up, will they still come back next year?

    Gh Hh

    (December 30, 2018 - 11:38 am)

    Do you leave them in the ground after they die back? Perennial? Or do you have to dig them up and store them like other bulbs?

    Bailey Z. Leone

    (December 30, 2018 - 11:38 am)

    i tried growing garlic on my own they sprout out so cute then about fourth of the way to grown they die. idk why.

    Robert M

    (December 30, 2018 - 11:38 am)

    I know this is an old video, but if you are making multi part video you should number them so they will queue up one after another which will create more views. So if you are getting money for views that would help a lot…

    Robert M

    (December 30, 2018 - 11:38 am)

    I love your videos, but you are quoting prices from White Flower Farm. My dad was a grounds manager and I grew up a couple miles from the farm (not the warehouse). That place is amazing, but they are crazy expensive and you can find places that may not be as good for a cheaper source.(they could be as good or better though) One of the good things when my dad worked there we got the stuff they were throwing out for free, so we had a crazy garden and landscape. If you go later in the season things for a lot less and in great condition, but not on line as much.

    Jean Gene

    (December 30, 2018 - 11:38 am)

    Excellent video

    black widow spider

    (December 30, 2018 - 11:38 am)

    so I can grow trufftula trees for free?

    hope crews

    (December 30, 2018 - 11:38 am)

    So much smarter to use this wow! I take it bees love these…lol

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