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What is this?

I planted this about 14 months ago but I don't remember what this is. It looks like onion but it seems to be only tops.

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They look like Dailily leaves to me.

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I was gonna say garlic.

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I'm going with garlic also.
Dig. Up alittle bit and smell it or break off a leaf.
My dalily around here have flowered.
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If they are garlic and were planted 14 months go, I'm surprised they didn't grow multiple cloves per bulb last season and aren't growing clusters of skinny shoots this spring because that's what happens to mine.

But maybe they were planted last fall?

If garlic, it should be easy to tell, just break/bruise one of the leaves and it'll smell like garlic.

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What about Leeks?

I had a package of Leek seeds that I planted seeds from several times over a period of several years but nothing every came up. I remember dumping the whole package of seeds some where in the garden a year ago.

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Well, that's possible!

Pull the mulch away from one. Leeks should have a thick diameter all the way up. Well mulched, there would be a nice section of blanched portion. They would probably flower and go to seed this year so I think you should start harvesting. If you clean well and chop the tender white and light green portions, you could freeze and use whenever you need them. I save the tougher green parts for stock -- cook/extract flavor and strain out.

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Hmmm, got to love the surprises :roll:

Honestly (and I maybe wrong), but I don't think it's a garlic or an onion family... The plant @6 O'clock - has multiple leafs coming from the stem, staggered one above the other pattern, almost like a "palm tree"

Leeks would have been more upright, taller portion of the stem from the ground. Garlic - somehow does not look like garlic for the same reason, that leaf branching pattern...

Have fun with it!

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It looks like a member of the grass family -- lemon grass maybe?

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DV -- I know. I was just out looking at the leeks that overwintered and they are all straight thick stem up to 6-8 inches from the ground, though mine aren't really mulched, with papery outer covering wrapping the stemmy part. But then, they are planted where they got practically no direct sun all winter.

I'll have to re-think locations for vegs that overwinter.

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I remember dumping the whole package of (Leek) seeds some where in the garden a year ago.
I think you just answered your question.

It is definitely not onions.

Garlic, daylily and leeks have a similar leafing pattern. You can tell by cutting a leaf and smelling it.
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shouldn't this topic be under "Plant Identification"?
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They look just like the garlic I have outside right now. But I am not 100% that is what it is.

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