Did you know that in other parts of the globe, garlic is considered to have special magical powers? In the Philippines for example, some of the natives and old folks in other parts of the country believes that garlic can drive away evil spirits as well as other evil otherworldly entities. So, garlic is not only grown for food but also for their protection. But in the culinary world, garlic is a very important ingredient in making different and signature dishes tastier. It also has great health benefits and it can last for a long time when it is stored and preserved properly.
Garlic is one of the easiest vegetables to grow that can produce great yield when it is harvested. It is also inexpensive and can be grown outdoors and even indoors. A single clove of garlic when planted and harvested can give you enough garlic for you to use in your kitchen and also some to share with your friends. So, if you want to grow your own garlic, just follow these 5 simple tips.
Here are 5 Tips for Growing Garlic from a Single Clove
1. Preparing the garlic for planting
In your garden, choose a spot where to plant your garlic. Always remember that garlic needs a lot of sunshine as it grows, so plant your garlic where it can receive 8-10 hours of sun every day. A sandy loam soil with good drainage is best suited in growing garlic. Always use organically grown garlic and look for garlic with large cloves. Garlic with large cloves is best used if you want to grow your own garlic.
The best time to plant garlic is during mid-autumn or early spring.