|Freshly harvested garlic scapes|
Garlic scapes are flower heads that hardneck varieties of garlic send up in mid-summer. Softneck varieties of garlic (most of the ones in the grocery store) do not form scapes. As a gardener, you want to cut the scapes off so that the garlic can focus its energy on creating a bigger bulb. But don't let these garden delicacies go in the compost bin! They are absolutely delicious.