Sowing or planting garlic in a pot or in a home garden is not excessively complex: anyone can do it. Following a series of guidelines, you can grow yourself or yourself this versatile vegetable, which can be used to prepare many different dishes.
In addition, garlic provides many health benefits, so experts recommend its frequent consumption. Among other things, it strengthens the immune system and is able to reduce cholesterol. Learn how to plant and grow it!
The keys to planting garlic
To plant them, you must have a planter or a not very large space in your garden, some potting compost, and a head of garlic: it’s as simple as that. You can choose the type of garlic you want: white or purple. Disassemble its head, remove all its cloves and proceed to prepare the pot by filling it almost to the top with soil or substrate. Then, insert the garlic cloves, always with the finest tip facing upwards.
When you put the garlic cloves in the grooves you make in the soil, ensure a 10 to 15-centimeter space between each one. Be sure to place the pot where it gets sunlight if you have it outdoors and, if you are going to install it inside your home, make sure you place it in a luminous place. Water the area, abundantly to moisten the garlic and you have completed all the important steps.
In just a few weeks, you will have ready garlic plants, whose fruits can be consumed fresh or left to dry. In the latter case, you will have obtained the classic garlic heads. The growing season and how long it takes to grow a garlic plant depends greatly on the climate. If you live in cold areas, plant it at the end of winter; otherwise, it may freeze. If you live in a more temperate zone, you can grow it from the beginning of winter until almost the beginning of spring.
Garlic does not usually need watering, as it is grown in a cool season where rainfall is abundant. However, in very dry winters and springs, it is advisable to water them a little, depending on the severity of the drought. If you have the garlic pot indoors, water it until the soil is slightly moistened. Do not water it too much, as the bulb risks rotting.