Why Buy Garlic At The Store? Here's How You Can Grow Garlic Right At Home
Practically everyone has garlic in the kitchen. It’s no wonder. Garlic is known to be one of the world’s most popular and beneficial foods. It’s found in cuisines around the world and can be grown practically anywhere, including your own home.
Packed With Vitamins and Minerals
Garlic is an amazing superfood. Garlic grows as a bulb made up of cloves. Each clove is packed with vitamins and minerals like manganese, selenium, calcium, Vitamins B6 and C and potassium. It’s no surprise then that garlic is oh, so good for you, too!
Boost Your Immunity
Even healthy people come down with colds and the flu every now and then. Garlic is a known booster for the immune system. Ingested daily, garlic can cut the number of times you get sick each year by up to 63%. If that doesn’t make you consider growing your own garlic, what will?
Keep the Beat
Garlic supports heart health, too. It’s known to help control blood pressure levels as well as help with the process of controlling bad cholesterol. Who wouldn’t want that?
Get Ready to Grow!
You don’t need much to grow your own garlic. You don’t even need a backyard. You can grow garlic in a cute little pot or grow lots of garlic bulbs in a big tub. Here are the five steps you need to grow your own garlic:
- Buy some organic garlic and separate the cloves.
- Plant the cloves in rich soil about an inch from the surface, pointy end up.
- When you see green sprouts breaking the surface, give it a little water. Not too much, though. Garlic doesn’t like to be over-watered.
- If you see flower buds form, snip them off to preserve the flavor of the garlic.
- Your garlic is ready to harvest when the sprouts have about five or six leaves.
Hot tip: Save one clove out of every harvested bulb so you always have a new supply of garlic to replace the garlic you use up!
What do you think? Isn’t this such an easy way to add homegrown nutrients to your diet? Let us know how your garlic growing project goes in the comments below!
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