Along with green onions, garlic is one of the best health-promoting plants you can grow at home. It’s super easy and super cheap. You may not like the taste and smell, but eating a whole bulb of garlic a day does wonders for your body.
Garlic is a simple food that has 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, which is formed during the mechanical destruction of plants, which means you need to crush or grind your garlic to get the maximum benefits of this component.
Researchers believe that allicin has a powerful bacteriostatic effect, which heals infections more quickly. Garlic is packed with antifungal agents, making it much more potent compared to many antibiotics used today.
How to grow an endless supply 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 cloves from sprouting in order to extend their shelf life.
For best results, use organic garlic or wait until you see the garlic start to sprout on its own, often forming root nubbins at the same time. If you look closely, you may even see cloves sprouting at the store!
Use only good heads of garlic.
Take a large pot and fill it with potting soil.
Separate the cloves and place them vertically to a depth of one inch.
Cover the cloves with one inch of soil.
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