Garlic is one of the he althiest vegetables. It is known as the natural antibiotic among plant foods, which is extremely rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, active substances, extremely valuable for he alth.
Instead of buying garlic all the time, you can grow it at home. You don't have to have a garden to plant and grow it. It can also grow successfully in a pot. You just need to know how to make it sprout and how to plant it.
Here are some valuable and easy tricks for growing garlic at home
What do you need?
- Tall glass;
- 1 head of garlic;
- Scissors (optional);
- Knife (optional).
First peel the head of garlic, being careful not to tear the cloves or separate them from each other. It is important that the head remains whole, but without any scales.
Place the garlic in the glass of water. Its base should be facing down. The water level should not cover the whole head of garlic, but a little more than half of it.
Place the glass in as sunny a place as possible. It is very important that the sprouts receive sunlight between 6 hours and 12 hours. Note that if the light is too strong and too long, it can cause the sprouts to shrivel and droop.
After a few days, you will notice how the cloves start to sprout from below, and green stalks grow from above.
In order to plant the individual cloves, it is necessary to carefully separate them. You can plant several separate plants from one head of garlic.
You can also grow a plant from separated cloves. In such cases, it is important to wrap the cloves in a damp cloth in advance for 2-3 days until they begin to germinate slightly. Then place them in a small shot glass filled with water. The large glass will not do a good job in this case. If you have trouble keeping the clove upright, you can poke it with a toothpick to hold it in place.
Place the clove in a sunny place, for example on a windowsill. Be sure to add water when it gets low. It should cover a third of it.