How to Plant a Sprouted Garlic Bulb in a Container
Garlic is probably one of my favorite things that I grow in my container garden. I LOVE garlic, and love all of its healthy benefits. People would be amazed at how very simple it is to grow your own garlic at home. You can even give yourself a head start and plant a sprouted garlic bulb in a container, instead of planting seeds. Sprouted garlic bulb? Yup. You know those heads of garlic that you forget about, and by the time you find them, some of the bulbs are forcing out little green sprouts? Each one of those little sprouting bulbs can be planted, and each will grow into a new head of garlic.
So how do grow garlic in a container? Easy peasy! Just fill the container of your choice (at least 8 inches deep) with some moist potting soil mixed with gardening sand (3 parts soil to 1 part sand). Take your sprouted garlic bulb (skin removed) and push it down into the soil about 4 inches deep. Yes, the sprout will be completely submerged. Don’t worry…it will find its way to the surface.
Keep the container in full sun at least 8 hours per day, and keep the soil moist but not wet. If you keep the soil too wet, you’ll end up with moldy, rotten garlic.
The only other thing you need is patience. Garlic takes about 8 to 10 months to fully develop. But when it’s ready, you’ll be amazed at the depth of flavor versus the garlic you purchase from your grocer.
Originally posted 2010-05-10 23:00:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter