Garlic scapes are the “flower stalks” of hardneck garlic plants, although they do not produce flowers. The stalks start to appear a month or so after the first leaves. While many gardeners simply toss their scapes in the compost, garlic scapes are both edible and delicious. Chop them into salads or use them as a topping, as you would with scallions. Or, sauté lightly and mix into pasta or cooked greens.