ratio of brown vs green leaves = ready for harvest
only half the crop ready (about 50 cloves)
fennel seeds planted in its place; cat [allegedly] heard to say: aahhh, that’s better…
The scapes have started.
You snap them off, then trim the long chivey ends, leaving the pale green tip and about six inches of stem. Toss them in olive oil, salt and pepper; wrap in tin foil and leave on the grill for fifteen minutes or so. (Bonus: removing the scapes means fatter garlic bulbs.)