Posted: 28/03/2013 at 08:45
Hi Sam, this time of the year I have a pot that I filled chock a block with fat garlic bulbs in OCTOBER. I then bring the pot indoors in March and use the "shoots" as "garlic shoots". You can use garlic cloves from the supermarket. I put the pot outside in summer and if we get hot weather I do get some "scape" too. These are more intense and I use them in the same way.You can use supermarket garlic cloves as they are OK for this purpose and not for growing garlic for bulbs.
After 2-3 years the cloves are exhausted and get straggly. I then start the process all over again. These "garlic shoots" can be bought in certain supermarkets but are rather pricey.I feel that the effort is worth it as the shoots do take the taste of the curry to "another level" as it were.! I learnt this trick when I lived in Malaysia for several years.
I hope you wil have a go at growing them and good luck