Garlic is one of the best plants you can grow at home. It is super-easy and cheap. You may not like its taste, but eating a whole garlic bulb a day really does miracles for your body. Garlic is a simple food that provides strong healing properties.
Garlic is rich in nitrogenous substances, sodium, potassium, selenium, calcium, magnesium, silicon, sulfuric, phosphoric acid, vitamin C, D, B, phytosterols, extractives, and essential oils.
It contains phytoncides, such as allicin, formed during mechanical destruction of plants, meaning you should crush or grind your garlic to enjoy maximum benefits. Researchers believe that allicin has strong bacteriostatic effect which cures infections faster. Garlic is packed with anti-fungal properties, which makes it more powerful than many antibiotics used today.
You will need:
- 1 garlic bulb
- potting soil
- 1 container
Use one good garlic head.
Take a large pot and fill it with potting soil. Separate the cloves and put each clove vertically at a depth of 1 inch. Cover the cloves with an inch of soil.
Keep the pot in an area exposed to sun.
Water the pot when it starts to dry out, same as you do with any indoor plant.
Cut the greens when they are 3-4 inches tall, and leave an inch so they can regrow. At some point, the greens will stop growing.
When they dry up and turn brown, dig out the cloves and each of them should have formed a full bulb. Take a clove from that bulb and start all over.