I found loads of the stuff last year, around May time if I remember correctly. I went back to collect a load come June and it was all wilting and looking not to fresh. From what I have read it grows at its best from late winter until May. Can anyone confirm if this season is correct and that I should be going out collecting now? It is a fair hike from here to the patch but I will be going there Friday anyway, should I bring my shears for it as there is a good several hundred meters of the stuff growing along a huge stretch of woodland. I was hoping to make some pesto out of it!
When we found this patch, we knew it must be there, as we kept saying to each other. "Can you smell garlic?!" I would love to make the most of it this year and get a few jars pickled, pestoed etc..