Wild garlic

Wild garlic

Allium ursinum

Plant family

Amaryllisgewächse (Amaryllidaceae) (Amaryllidaceae)

Synonyms

Ramsons, Cowleekes, Cows's Leek, Bear Leek, Buckrams, Broad-Leaved Garlic, Wood Garlic, Bear Garlic

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

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Details

Light requirement

Shady

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Medium (loamy)

Nutrient requirement

Medium

Light germinator

Seeding distance

2 cm

Row spacing

2 cm

Seeding depth

1 cm

Instructions

The season for this plant has not yet begun. The following instructions are for the beginning season.

Beginning of October

Sowing

End of November

Weeding

Beginning of August

Harvesting

Description

Wild garlic is a perennial allium. From its elongated bulb grows two leaves in the spring, shiny on top. Its white flowers can be seen from April to June. Under optimal conditions, wild garlic can grow up to 30 cm tall. In midsummer, seeds are formed and the above-ground part dies back.

Origin:

Wild garlic comes from Europe.

Growing tips

Wild garlic is a cold germinator. Therefore, the best time for sowing is in autumn. Here, the seeds are covered with soil for about 2 cm. The cultivation is a bit easier with onions. You can always plant them in small groups of 5 - 7 bulbs. In the beginning you have to clean the wild garlic from weeds. When it stands longer, it will form a green carpet. The bulbous plant prefers a shady location with sufficient water supply.

Companion Plants

No companion plants

Diseases

No diseases

Pests

Voles