Garlic is composed of nitrogenous substances, sodium, potassium, selenium, calcium, magnesium, silicon, sulfuric, phosphoric acid, vitamin C, D, B, phytosterols, extractives, and essential oils. Additionally, garlic is rich in phytoncides, such as allicin, which is formed by the mechanical destruction of plants, that is – crushing or grinding cloves of garlic. According to some researchers, allicin has a strong bacteriostatic effect which helps cure infections faster. Garlic can also fight fungal infections, which makes garlic a much more valuable medicine than that of many of today’s antibiotics.
How to Grow an Endless Supply of Garlic Indoors
Things You Will Need
- A head of garlic
- Potting soil
- A container
- To grow garlic indoors, all you need is one good garlic head.
- Fill a large pot with potting soil. Break garlic cloves apart and sow each clove vertically into the soil at a depth of 1 inch.
Cover all the cloves with soil. There should be about 1 inch of soil over all the cloves.
- Place the pot in an area that gets plenty of direct sunlight.
Like any indoor plant, keep a eye on the soil and water it when it starts to dry out.
Clip off the greens when they are about 3 – 4 inches tall, leaving about an inch or so for it to re-grow. Eventually, the greens will stop growing.
When it turns brown and dries up, dig the clove of garlic you planted and you should have a full bulb. Take a clove from that and start over!
Article originally posted on LivingTraditionally.com and republished with permission.