Growing garlic indoors is one of the best ways for beginners to learn some basic principles of indoor growing.
Garlic is one of the easiest plants to grow whether indoors or outdoors.
Information to get started growing garlic indoors in your home:
- Choosing & Planting the seeds- What you mneed to know about which seeds you should pick for the best crop.
Garlic plants usually grow from separate cloves of the bulb.
There are two main types of garlic: White and pink. White is usually a lot more easy to grow indoors and will usually grow faster.
Garlic will do well in almost any soil provided you allow enough depth for the roots to grow.
Plant cloves 3 inches apart or 3 inches away from any other plants and 2 inches deep.
Provide adequate drainage so that the roots do not get waterlogged.
- Light & Temperature – How to provide the correct environment for your plants to ensure growth.
Garlic will tend to grow in almost any light. As long as you provide a window that gets plenty of light.
As with a lot of plants, the growth will only be improved by longer durations of bright light, but it is possible to bring plants to maturity by providing just a few hours of sunlight every day. This can also be supplemented with some fluorescent lighting as well.
Temperature is not a big factor for growing garlic, as the plants can survive in all but the coldest conditions
- Watering – Watering techniques specifically for garlic.
Garlic is a plant that will thrive on being allowed to become dry and then given a good watering. When the plant is growing to be about 1ft high, then you should prolong the periods of time between watering the plant. Watering methods like this will make the bulb of the plant grow whilst slowing the growth of the stems.
- Feeding & Nutrition – How to make sure that your plants get all the nutrients that they need in order to survive and produce harvests!
You should not need to feed your garlic plant at all.
- Harvesting – How to collect your fruit safely and how to maximise crop growth for the future.
The garlic is ready when the stems of the plant has stopped growing altogether and they have dried out and wilt. Just pull the garlic gently from the soil. Leave it to dry in a cool spot that receives indirect sunlight then remove the roots and the stems before storing.
Garlic is very easy to grow. Growing garlic indoors is very easy as long as you follow these guidelines.