Cultivate this flavorful herb indoors

Growing garlic in water is a fun and easy way to bring the flavors of this beloved herb indoors. With just a few simple steps, you can enjoy fresh, homegrown garlic all year round.

Choose your garlic: Begin by selecting a healthy, plump garlic bulb with several cloves. Avoid any bulbs that are soft or have moldy spots.

Prepare the cloves: Gently separate the cloves from the bulb, being careful not to damage them. Leave the papery skin on each clove intact.

Soak the cloves: Place the garlic cloves in a glass or jar and add enough water to cover the bottom inch of the cloves. Be sure not to submerge the entire clove in water.

Place the jar in a sunny location: Put the jar in a sunny location, such as a windowsill, and make sure the cloves receive plenty of natural light. Be sure to change the water every 2-3 days.

Wait for roots to grow: In about a week, you should see roots begin to grow from the bottom of each clove. These roots will eventually become the foundation of your garlic plant.

Transplant to soil: Once the roots are several inches long, it’s time to transplant your garlic cloves to soil. Fill a small pot with well-draining soil and create a small hole in the center. Carefully place each clove into the hole, making sure the roots are pointing downwards. Cover the clove with soil and water thoroughly.

Care for your garlic plant: Place the pot in a sunny location and water it regularly, being careful not to overwater. In a few weeks, you should see green shoots emerging from the soil. Continue to care for your garlic plant by watering it regularly and providing it with plenty of sunlight.

Harvest your garlic: After several months, your garlic plant should be ready for harvest. Look for brown, withered leaves on the plant as a sign that it’s time to harvest. Carefully dig up the garlic bulb, brush off any excess soil, and store it in a cool, dry place.

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