How To Grow Garlic Sprouts Indoors
Growing garlic sprouts is extremely easy and immensely rewarding. It grows great indoors on a windowsill; garlic is also an excellent specimen for a container garden. It's a staple on most grocery lists and has fantastic health benefits; garlic is a valuable plant for your indoor garden.
Garlic sprouts produce a very mild flavor. A hint of garlic that hits your mouth is unmistakably garlic, but it doesn't last long, compared to eating a garlic clove that will linger with you for hours, even after brushing your teeth.
Growing garlic sprouts will save you money, guarantee that your garlic is pesticide and contamination-free, and guarantee that you always have garlic to add to your dishes. Growing garlic sprouts is fun and an easy project for indoor gardeners because it doesn't involve much time, materials, or plant-growing skills.
Material Needed to Grow Garlic Sprouts Indoor
You can use a glass jar, container, shot glass, or a vase to grow your garlic sprouts indoors. It is good to use a clear container like glass because you can see when the water needs to be changed. Plus, through a clear glass container, you can watch the bulbs grow roots. Using glass is preferable over plastic because it is more robust. Mason jars or even something small like a shot glass will work best to produce your garlic sprouts.
NO SOIL IS NEEDED!!!
It is true, no soil needed! The garlic will sprout green leaves, and they will get plenty of nutrients they need from their cloves.
How To Grow Your Endless Supply of Garlic Sprouts Indoors
1: DECIDE ON A WINDOWSILL FOR GROWING
The most suitable area to grow garlic indoors is on a windowsill. The garlic requires a lot of sunlight to thrive, so make sure it is a windowsill where the drapes are open during the day. South facing windowsills are usually the best choice because of their abundance of sunlight.
2: READY YOUR MATERIAL AND ADD WATER TO THE CONTAINER
It's time to place your garlic in its container and add some water. When you add some water, make sure that it is deep enough to cover the entire container's bottom but low enough only to touch the garlic's base; this is very important. If the water is too deep, then it will start to smell, become murky, and your garlic will eventually rot.
If the water pool becomes murky, it doesn't mean you have messed up; it is time to change the water.
3: PLACE THE GARLIC IN THE CONTAINER
Now that you have set up the glass container, it is time for you to add the garlic. Be cautious that it is balanced and held up within the water and only partially immersed in it.
If needed, try using toothpicks to hold your garlic upright to guarantee that it is just the bottom of it touching the water. Inject two toothpicks into the garlic's fleshy part and balance it on the edge of a glass.
4: LET YOUR GARLIC SPROUT GROW
In a few days, the garlic will start to grow roots. Be sure you change the water every couple of days or when it starts to look murky. Additionally, make sure that your plant is getting enough light. Changing the water everyday is ok as well. Changing the water will help keep it from getting too smelly or murky and could prevent any rotting.
5: HARVEST YOUR GARLIC
Once your shoots reach 3 inches or more in height, you can start to harvest them. Trim only a third of the sprout at a time so the garlic can continue to grow. The garlic sprouts need the blades to convey energy from the sun and keep growing. If you trim it too much, it will not proceed to grow. Use sharp shears to harvest the garlic sprouts. You don't have to harvest your garlic immediately. Your garlic sprouts can grow up to be around ten inches tall.
6: EAT UP!
Time to eat your garlic sprouts! Garlic sprouts are best when served, in the same way as green onions; raw, diced, and placed as topping to many dishes. Some dishes you can incorporate include soups, salads, dips, baked potatoes, and flatbreads.
Fun fact, defend your garden by making a pesticide out of garlic, water, mineral oil, and liquid soap. Little garden pests don't like garlic!