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Make your own garlic plants vegetable garden

ALL ABOUT PROPAGATING

How to propagate a garlic plant?

Do you buy garlic more often than you actually use it? Then we have good news for you! We all do that once in a while. And even better news? Those garlic cloves can easily be reused.

If you don’t have natural green fingers, you’re in luck. The garlic is an easy friend. What to do for a garlic plant? It’s simple!

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Supplies

  • Garlic clove including skin
  • Glass or vase
  • Disinfectant
  • Water
  • Flower pot with fresh potting soil

Garlic cuttings in 4 steps

Step 1: Vase cleaning

A garlic cutting is probably the easiest thing you can do.

Start by disinfecting the glass or vase in which you would like the cuttings to grow.

You can use pure alcohol or disinfectant to disinfect the cuttings.

Step 2: Add some water and garlic

In the cleaned glass you can now add a layer of water. Put the glass on a windowsill and put the garlic clove in it.

Attention! It is important to leave the garlic skin around the clove. In this way the cuttings not only grow faster, but are also more successful.

Step 3: Pot it!

After about one week you will see that carrots develop from the garlic clove.

Change the water every week so that no algae is formed.

As soon as the roots are at least 15 centimeters you can repot the cuttings. Choose a flowerpot with fresh soil so that the cutting has enough energy to root.

Step 4: Taking care of the cutting

A garlic can grow on a fairly light spot. Too much direct sunlight will not do it any good, but with enough indirect sunlight you will see that the cutting grows faster than in the water.

“Tip: Did you know that you can use the garlic stem in dishes? These are lighter in taste than garlic itself, and are easy to use. All you have to do is cut off a piece of the stem. Success guaranteed!

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