You only need water and a plastic bottle to grow Garlic
Yes, you can indeed grow garlic from a single clove using only water and a plastic bottle. This method is often referred to as “regrowing” garlic and is a fun and simple way to watch the garlic sprout and grow.
Here’s how to do it:
Select a Garlic Clove: Choose a plump and healthy garlic clove from your kitchen. Ensure it is not damaged or moldy.
Prepare the Plastic Bottle: Take a plastic bottle and cut off the top portion, leaving enough space for the garlic to rest inside the bottle without falling through. The bottom part of the bottle will serve as a makeshift planter.
Add Water: Fill the bottom part of the plastic bottle with water, making sure the water level is below the neck of the bottle.
Place the Garlic Clove: Place the garlic clove on top of the bottle neck, with the root end facing downward into the water.
Set Up the Growing Environment: Find a sunny location for your garlic bottle planter. Place it near a windowsill or any area that receives ample sunlight throughout the day.
Change Water Regularly: Check the water level in the bottle regularly and ensure it doesn’t dry out. Change the water every few days to keep it fresh.
Observe Growth: After a few days, you should start seeing roots emerging from the bottom of the garlic clove and a green shoot (the garlic sprout) emerging from the top.
Transplanting: Once the roots are well-established, and the sprout has grown several inches tall, you can transplant the sprouted garlic clove into soil. Prepare a pot with well-draining soil, create a small hole, and carefully place the sprouted clove with its roots down into the hole. Cover it with soil, leaving the green sprout exposed above the soil surface.
Caring for the Transplanted Garlic: Water the newly transplanted garlic regularly to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Place the pot in a sunny location and watch the garlic plant grow.
It’s important to note that while growing garlic in water can be an enjoyable and educational activity, the plant will perform best and produce full-sized garlic bulbs when grown in soil. If you want to grow garlic for harvest, consider planting the cloves directly in well-prepared garden soil following the traditional planting methods for garlic.