For people that would like to start growing their own garlic, this article is for you!
Each clove that you plant winds up turning into a clove of garlic. The larger the clove you plant, the larger the bulb it produces.
Here is what you’ll need to soak the cloves:
- Garlic cloves (amount depends on the size of your container)
- Glass jar
- Tablespoon of baking soda
- Tablespoon of organic seaweed fertilizer
When removing the cloves from the bulb, you’ll want to leave the skin (or whatever it’s called) on each of the individual cloves. If the garlic is actually showing, it’s best not to use it. So be careful when removing the cloves.
- Soak the cloves in the pre-soak solution for about 2 hours.
- Soak about 8-10 cloves for a 5 gallon container.
Planting the cloves:
- Dig a hole about 2″ deep with your fingers.
- Put the clove in pointy side-up and bury in the soil.
- Space the cloves about 4-6″ apart.
Once they are all planted, water the container thoroughly.
- Add mulch to the top or greenhouse it with a covering.
It’s very easy to start. For more information, comment or send me an email.
From Urban Organic Gardener