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Re: Amer. Gardener article/Wild Greens

Garlic mustard is a biennial. The seeds have a 20 month dormancy. If the plant is not in flower when pulled, it may resprout from roots remaining in the soil. Also, the act of pulling can bring garlic mustard seed to the surface, where it will happily germinate, so try not to disturb the soil and tamp it down after you've pulled the plant. Hope this helps.
On Wednesday, January 21, 2004, at 07:47 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

I couldn't agree more, Marge. What I can't understand is why, when I have
for years, determinedly pulled garlic mustrad out by the bushel as soon as it
appeared in the spring, before it bloomed, I keep getting masses of it. I guess
the seed must live in the soil for years. If it were just brought in by
birds, there couldn't possibly be so much of it. Birds bring in lots of the
Oriental bittersweet, and I find that seeded just about everywhere, but not in the
msses that garlic mustard makes.

In a message dated 01/21/2004 1:06:43 AM Eastern Standard Time,
mtalt@hort.net writes:

I find it has a faint scent of garlic when handled a lot that sort of
envelopes you and by the time you've pulled 4 or 5 wheelbarrows full,
you're ready to gag, and I actually like garlic; use a lot of it.
But, garlic mustard's garlic scent is somehow also cloying...hard to
explain; guess you hafta pull a few million to understand what I

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