Along with green onions, garlic is one of the best healthy plants you can grow at home. It’s super easy and super cheap. You may not like its taste and smell, but eating a whole bulb of garlic a day works wonders for your body.
Garlic is a simple food with strong healing properties. Garlic is rich in nitrogenous substances, sodium, potassium, selenium, calcium, magnesium, silicon, sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, vitamins C, D, B, phytosterols, extracts and essential oils.
It contains a phytoncide called allicin, formed during the mechanical destruction of plants, which means that you need to crush or grind your garlic to get the most benefits from this component.
Researchers believe that Allicin has a powerful bacteriostatic effect, which heals infections faster. Garlic is filled with antifungal agents, which makes it much more potent compared to many antibiotics used today.
How to grow an endless amount of garlic indoors
several garlic bulbs (or heads)
organic potting soil
1 planting pot
First, a word of warning!
Much of the garlic sold in grocery stores is treated with a hormone that prevents the pods from germinating to extend their shelf life.
For best results, use organic garlic or wait until the garlic starts to germinate on its own, often forming root nubbins at the same time. If you take a closer look, you can even see cloves sprouting at the store!
- Use only good garlic heads.
- Take a large pot and fill it with potting soil.
- Separate the cloves and place them vertically to an inch depth.
- Cover the cloves with an inch of soil. Keep the jar in an area exposed to the sun.
- Water the pot when it starts to dry, as with any houseplant.
- Cut the greens when they are 3-4 inches tall and leave an inch so they can grow back.
- Take note of this too:
- At some point, the greens will stop growing. When they dry and turn brown, detach the cloves and each of them should have formed a full bulb. Take a pod from this bulb and start all over.CLICK NEXT PAGE BELOW TO CONTINUE READING …