How to Grow Garlic in Containers

How to Grow Garlic in Containers

Container and Small-Space Gardening
Garlic, with its intense aroma and robust flavour, is a kitchen essential. But what if you don't have a spacious garden? Don't worry! You can still enjoy the satisfaction of growing your own garlic by planting it in containers. In this article, we'll walk you through the process, from meeting its basic needs to harvesting and storing your homegrown garlic. Basic Needs To start your garlic-growing adventure, ensure you meet its basic requirements: Container Selection: Opt for a well-draining container with a depth of at least 20 cm. This allows room for garlic bulbs to develop without overcrowding.Soil: Choose a high-quality potting mix enriched with organic matter. Garlic thrives in well-draining soil that's slightly acidic to neutral.Sunlight: Garlic loves the sun. Place your containers in an area that receives at…
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How to regrow garlic from scraps

How to regrow garlic from scraps

Starting your home garden
Surprisingly easy to grow, garlic is an indispensable cooking ingredient. It has been used throughout recorded history for medicinal purposes as well as in cooking and is reported to be a powerful natural antibiotic and antioxidant. Garlic comes in a diverse range of flavours, from hot and almost peppery to spicy and pungent, sweet and nutty, mild and aromatic, and combinations of all of these. Colours also vary from white, cream and pink to red and purple. The pungent flavour of garlic comes from a chemical reaction that occurs when the plant cells rupture. That is why whole garlic is not smelly, but minced garlic can make your eyes water. Garlic flowers, called garlic scapes, are edible. They usually appear in springtime as curled-up stems with a swollen end (that…
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