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Alexander

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Wild Onion (Really Wild Garlic) in the yard Fri, 04/2/04 7:14 AM (permalink)
Does anyone else eat use the leaves from the wild onions that love to grow in the lawn? I have been using them for years as a rather strong substitute for chives, and have occasionally used the bulbs, which are pretty mild. I'm wondering whether I suffer from depraved appetite or are simply experimentally oriented.

I like them.
 
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    efuery

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    RE: Wild Onion (Really Wild Garlic) in the yard Fri, 04/2/04 8:26 AM (permalink)
    I do. I also take advantage of those spring dandelion leaves and fiddleheads, yum.
     
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      tiki

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      RE: Wild Onion (Really Wild Garlic) in the yard Fri, 04/2/04 9:10 AM (permalink)
      Doesnt everyone Nevewr met a wild onion i didnt like---or a wild vegie of any type for that matter!
       
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        Michael Hoffman

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        RE: Wild Onion (Really Wild Garlic) in the yard Fri, 04/2/04 9:16 AM (permalink)
        I love them. I do try to beat the dog to them, though -- not that she actually eats them.
         
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          mayor al

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          RE: Wild Onion (Really Wild Garlic) in the yard Fri, 04/2/04 9:46 AM (permalink)
          McDuff loves to crush the wild onions by rolling around on them over and over. After one of his exercise times he will reek of the onions for some time.
          We have not yet begun to mow this season. But the onions are several inches tall now and will be higher by the time we finally start to run the mower. I love a warm Spring day, with the air full of the smells of fresh cut onions.
           
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            seafarer john

            RE: Wild Onion (Really Wild Garlic) in the yard Fri, 04/2/04 9:49 AM (permalink)
            We read a Euell Gibson book a lot of years ago and followed his advice, picking all sorts of weeds from our local roadsides and lawns. Mysterious ailments, partial derangement (some lingering effects still with us all these years later), and a generalized fear of all that is wild has haunted our lives ever since that awful encounter with Mr Gibson
            and his Satanic verses. I'll take chives, thank you. And, I'll take cultivated dandelions, Thank, you. And I'll take English walnuts and pecans and Mr. Gibson and his followers can pick away among the nuts rejected by the squirrels for minute nuggets of nutmeat, while staining their hands, bloodying their fingers, and slowly starving for want of real food, thank you.
             
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              Alexander

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              RE: Wild Onion (Really Wild Garlic) in the yard Fri, 04/2/04 10:30 AM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by seafarer john

              We read a Euell Gibson book a lot of years ago and followed his advice, picking all sorts of weeds from our local roadsides and lawns. Mysterious ailments, partial derangement (some lingering effects still with us all these years later), and a generalized fear of all that is wild has haunted our lives ever since that awful encounter with Mr Gibson
              and his Satanic verses. I'll take chives, thank you. And, I'll take cultivated dandelions, Thank, you. And I'll take English walnuts and pecans and Mr. Gibson and his followers can pick away among the nuts rejected by the squirrels for minute nuggets of nutmeat, while staining their hands, bloodying their fingers, and slowly starving for want of real food, thank you.


              Heavens! I only pick the wild onions out of my backyard (I don't have a dog), and since I don't bother to fertilize or de-weed my lawn (too much trouble, and who cares anyway), I would probably be environmentally safer than most, if I didn't get most of my food from ordinary supermarkets. How does that make me a follower of Euell Gibson (I didn't know he wrote Satanic verses)? I read some of his stuff when it was first published and quickly wrote him off as a nutcase.

              I think dandelion greens from any source are nasty. I'll stick to spinach, thank you.

              BTW, you're welcome.
               
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                Michael Hoffman

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                RE: Wild Onion (Really Wild Garlic) in the yard Fri, 04/2/04 11:25 AM (permalink)
                When my dog rolls in the stuff she reeks, too. And, because she's a Chesapeake, she reeks for a very long time.
                 
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                  Lone Star

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                  RE: Wild Onion (Really Wild Garlic) in the yard Fri, 04/2/04 11:44 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by seafarer john

                  We read a Euell Gibson book a lot of years ago and followed his advice, picking all sorts of weeds from our local roadsides and lawns. Mysterious ailments, partial derangement (some lingering effects still with us all these years later), and a generalized fear of all that is wild has haunted our lives ever since that awful encounter with Mr Gibson
                  and his Satanic verses. I'll take chives, thank you. And, I'll take cultivated dandelions, Thank, you. And I'll take English walnuts and pecans and Mr. Gibson and his followers can pick away among the nuts rejected by the squirrels for minute nuggets of nutmeat, while staining their hands, bloodying their fingers, and slowly starving for want of real food, thank you.



                  LMAO!

                  I have a container on my patio where I grew some garlic chives ( you cannot get rid of it once it starts ). I will grab and handful and snip it into dishes that used chives or green onions.
                   
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                    lleechef

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                    RE: Wild Onion (Really Wild Garlic) in the yard Fri, 04/2/04 12:18 PM (permalink)
                    When I lived in France, everyone was into fiddleheads, dandelions, wild onions (ramps), spring mushrooms (morels) and watercress. To this day, two of my favorite salads are watercress and dandelion. Yum. Unfortunately the ground here is covered in that nasty white stuff........they call snow. Ewwwwwww. We're not going to have dandelions until June at this rate.
                     
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                      Kristi S.

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                      RE: Wild Onion (Really Wild Garlic) in the yard Fri, 04/2/04 1:10 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Lone Star
                      [I have a container on my patio where I grew some garlic chives ( you cannot get rid of it once it starts ). I will grab and handful and snip it into dishes that used chives or green onions.


                      I love my garlic chives. They're essentially care-free. I like sitting in the garden, reading a book, and casually picking some of them to eat as a mini-snack.
                       
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