How to Grow Garlic Indoors

How to Grow Garlic Indoors


How to Grow Garlic Indoors. Follow these easy steps and you’ll have a
delicious seasoning within a couple of weeks, and full grown heads of garlic in a couple
of months. You will need Garlic head Large pot Potting
soil Watering can and fork or scissors. Step 1. Purchase a head of garlic from your local
grocery store or nursery. Larger heads work best for growing indoors. Step 2. Fill a large pot with enriched potting soil. Break the head of garlic apart, but don’t
peel the cloves. Plant several cloves at least six inches apart
and two to three inches deep in the soil. Step 3. Place the pot in an area that gets plenty
of direct sunlight. Step 4. Water your cloves every few days over the
next two weeks, but be careful not to overwater. If the soil feels dry to the touch, water
is needed. Step 5. Garlic typically takes between three and six
months to mature, depending on the variety. You will know your garlic is mature when its
flowers begin deteriorating and the top of the plant turns yellow. When you purchase your garlic, note its name
and search online or ask a gardening expert to find out how long that variety takes to
mature. Step 6. Harvest the garlic when it’s ready. You can begin as soon as you see shoots, which
have plenty of flavor on their own, or you can wait until you see bulbs, or until the
tops of the bulbs begin to dry. Use a fork or a pair of scissors to harvest
the cloves so you don’t damage the plant itself. Step 7. To store the garlic, hang it in a dry, well-ventilated
area. Did you know Bram Stoker popularized the use
of garlic to repel vampires in his 1897 novel “Dracula.”