Allium ursinum, Bear's garlic, or wild garlic, is a perennial that falls under the category of plants for perpetual vegetable gardening.
It is an aromatic undergrowth plant full of resources. Indeed, this forest condiment with medicinal properties is entirely edible, the bulb, the leaves and the flowers open or in buds. Bear's garlic is perennial and the bulbs can multiply to give a carpet of large green leaves 20 to 30 cm high, the more you cut its leaves, the more it will produce since this simple gesture stimulates its growth, then comes the flowering in white star, from April to May. These small flowers represent a choice dish for pollinators.
Allium ursinum is native to Europe and Asia and can withstand -34 ° C! In your garden, it will spread its foliage in a shaded and humid area. It can also adapt to the vegetable garden, protecting its neighbors by keeping unwanted insects away thanks to its odor.
The bulbs are planted in autumn at 5 to 8 cm deep in a light soil, then this plant resistant to diseases and pests does not require any particular maintenance.
By rubbing the leaves, a scent of garlic emerges, which promises salads, pesto ... and other tasty recipes.
Bear's garlic can be planted in a perpetual vegetable garden with other spices, but also in the vicinity of cucumbers, spinach or raspberries, to be kept away from peas and beans.
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