A recent #gardenchat discussion got me thinking about garlic scapes and how I use them.
I cut them now, as seen in the photo, before they flower and make pesto, just substituting garlic scape for basil. This will freeze easily in small cubes, if you have a plastic cube tray or as blobs on a lined freezer tray. Then put them in a Ziplock freezer bag for storage.
Another easy use for garlic scapes are as a substitution for green onions in a salad or as a very mild garlic when garlic is called for in a recipe.
The remainder of the stem and garlic bulb are left in the ground to dry and cure as usual.