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Grow Garlic From the Grocery Store.Pick out the biggest cloves for planting. The end with the flat part is the root of the garlic. Plant the cloves so they’re around 4 inches apart and their tips are covered by an inch or two of dirt.Cover them up and wait. Through the fall the clove will start to develop roots and maybe even a shoot depending on how warm your weather is.
Learn how to grow garlic so that your kitchen never runs out of a great, organic supply. It's easy to grow if you learn all the steps! Learn how to plant, maintain, and harvest your garlic in my post.
When about half of the garlic leaves turn yellow, withhold water and knock over the tops. Allow the garlic to cure in the garden for a week. Harvest the bulbs, remove any soil, and hang them in a cool, dry place for two weeks. Once tops are dry, trim them off 1/2 inch above the bulb (or braid softneck types) and trim the roots at the base of the bulb.
Besides being able to eat locally grown garlic, you can manage your organic garden and be certain that you have top quality, nutrient dense garlic in your cuisine. Garlic is a rising star because of its antibiotic and anti-fungal properties, among other benefits. You want to be certain that the health benefits of garlic are not eclipsed by what was fed to it or sprayed on it.
I usually wait and buy most of my plants in May because I never know when to start my seeds indoors. This handy little chart lets you know when to start seeds indoors as well as when to plant outdoors.