Grow an Endless Supply of Garlic at Home

by VAIVAIMAGAZINE • 18 May 2017

Garlic is arguably one of the world’s most versatile and healthiest foods.

While you can use garlic to add some flavour to a dish, garlic also has quite a long list of healthy benefits as well.

Garlic has some proven medicinal properties, such as being packed with vitamins while also being very low in calories. It has a rich in vitamin B6, vitamin C, and substantial amount of selenium, calcium, potassium, just to name a few...

Garlic is also known to boost the immune system and can help combat sickness like the common cold.

Research has also shown that incorporating garlic into your daily diet can reduce your risk of getting sick by up to 63%!

This can be especially useful if you’re someone prone to getting colds.

If ingested regularly, garlic can also help reduce your risk for heart disease and help your body process cholesterol more efficiently.

But how can you grow your own supply of this amazing super-food in your very own backyard?

1.   Purchase 3 garlic bulbs from your local store and break them up into individual cloves.

2.   Bury each clove a few inches deep in damp soil or compost that is full of good organic matter, making sure you keep the pointed side of the clove pointing up.

3.  After a week or so your garlic should begin sprouting. Be sure to keep your plants well watered when the topsoil feels dry, otherwise garlic plants do not generally require a lot of watering.

4.  When the plants have developed their 6th set of leaves, they are ready to be pulled up and enjoyed.






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