Garlic is closely connected to leeks, onions and shallots. It is a member of the Allium (onion) family.
Garlic is used in many world parts and it is a popular cooking ingredient because of its delicious taste and strong smell. Moreover, garlic has amazing health benefits. Because of its sulphurous content, garlic has great medicinal value. It is highly nutritious and has very few calories.
But, throughout ancient history, garlic was primarily used for medicinal properties.
Growing garlic is easy and inexpensive. Have you heard that eating a whole head of garlic does miracles for your body?
Garlic can cure just about everything, from cold, flu to plague, according to folk medicine. It includes nitrogenous substances, selenium, calcium, magnesium, extractives, sodium, silicon, sulfuric, phosphoric acid, vitamin D, C, B, phytosterols, potassium, and essential oils.
In addition, garlic is rich in allicin, about which scientists claim has strong bacteriostatic effect that helps curing infections faster.
Garlic is considered to be more valuable medicine than many other antibiotics today, because of its antifungal properties.
How to grow garlic indoors:
– A garlic bulb
– Potting soil
– A container
– One garlic head is enough to start growing garlic.
– Put some potting soil in a large pot. 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.
– Find a place for the pot which gets plenty of direct sunlight.
– The procedure is the same as when growing any indoor plant, keep an 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. Leave about an inch for it to re-grow. Eventually, the greens will stop growing.
– When the garlic turns brown and dries up, dig the clove of garlic you planted and you should have a full bulb. Take a clove and start over again!