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How to Grow Garlic in container

About Garlic:

To grow garlic in the container is a challenge because it has a very long growing season and garlic needs regular watering. Growing garlic is an ideal project for the beginning or seasoned gardener. An entire garlic bulb is planted into soil and it creates a garlic vine. You can plant many different kinds of garlic, such as the White Pearl, Lautrec Wight, and Purple Moldovan Wight. Garlic can be planted indoors in containers, where it can be grown in most seasons. Planting in containers indoors can also limit the garlic’s exposure to disease or insects. Garlic does take attentive care and the right materials to grow a healthy, flavorful plant. This article will tell you how to grow garlic indoors in a pot.

What makes growing:

Grow garlic in a container the middle of the summer is best. That’s a long growing season, and keeping the garlic well spurge over all that time. To solve this problem, you can use a bigger pot and will get more moisture the soil. If you live in a cold climate, make sure that your pot can freeze and liquate without breaking. You can use smart pots for growing garlic, which is made of fiber.

What you need before you plant garlic

  • Choose a rectangular pot that is at least 8 inch (20 cm) deep and has a hole in the middle for drainage.
  • A mix composed of peat moss, vermiculite, sand, and shredded bark or compost. It should be a 3 to 1 ratio of soil to sand.
  • Fill the container with soil, leaving an inch (2.54cm) space from the top.
  • Before planting the Garlic the Garlic bulbs should be separated into the cloves.
  • Plant the Garlic cloves, 4 inches (10 cm) away from each other.
  • Common water source once you’ve collected all of the above, planting is easy.
  • Place the pot so that it receives approximately 8 hours of sunlight per day.
  • Make sure that the potting soil has not too wet. Keep the soil in the moisture condition.
  • Harvest your Garlic 8 to 10 months later when the leaves begin to die and turn brown.
  • After some days hang the harvested Garlic in a cool dry place, like a garage.
  • After some days when Garlic gets dried. Then we can eat, cook or plant some more cloves to get more Garlic.


Three reasons to grow Garlic:

  1. It’s good for maintaining our health

Garlic has been used medicinally, all over the world, for thousands of years. Before antibiotics were readily available, wound care for victims during both World Wars included the use of garlic application. Garlic is still effective for the treatment of lacerations and cuts, and infected wounds.”

  1. Return on your investment

A bulb of seed garlic has 10-15 cloves, depending on the variety. You can keep the best garden producers and re-plant them next year.You can use organic garlic and save money.

  1. Garlic is super easy to grow

Basically, you just need to give them the right kind of soil and adequate water. They will do the rest.

Some tips about Garlic

You need some healthy garlic. Don’t use any old garlic. Separate the cloves all garlic, but don’t peel them.
Each one will become grow of the garlic plant. You need some organic garden soil to a large container that has drainage. And pour the potting mix in it. Then you make a hole in potting soil by finger, which is approximately 2 inches depth. Then, place the healthy garlic clove pointy-side up in the hole. Cover it. When you plant them then Spring Water regularly, but don’t overwater.  After a week you will have some sprouting. This harvest requires some observation. When the garlic is ready to bulb when the green tops fall over and the bottom leaves turn brown. At this point, the garlic needs to dry out and not be watered. I leave it in the container for a week or two.

Garlic Problems:

Most of the major garlic diseases are soil born; so proper site assessment and yearly rotations are crucial in maintaining a healthy garden of garlic. There are a few physiological disorders of garlic that may alarm but are of generally little consequence to the ability to grow or store garlic. These include genetic abnormalities and waxy breakdown.

There is two main disease of garlic is Rust and white rot.


This a fungal disease that affects plants in the Alliums family (onions, chives, leeks, garlic etc). Commonly called ‘garlic rust’ it starts on the foliage of the plants (the leaf) and spreads rapidly by leaves touching and/or by spores being blown from plant to plant by the wind – so it can very quickly take over a whole crop.

White rot:

White rot can be difficult to differentiate from other diseases above ground. It usually affects patches of plants, rather than individuals. Growers may first notice stunted plant growth, followed by the early yellowing and death first of the outer leaves, then the rest of the leaves and the central stem. If allowed to progress, there will also be an obvious rotting of the stem above the bulb.

Once harvested you can now enjoy it for the next few months. Once you’ve had fresh, homegrown garlic, you will never go back.

Know About Growing Garlic:

  • Soft neck garlic does better in warmer southern climates. Garlic is used to make a variety of dishes tastier. It has wonderful health benefits and can be dried to last for a long time. Growing garlic is easy and inexpensive, and one growing season produces so much garlic that you’ll have plenty to share with your friends. Read on for information on sourcing garlic to plant, cultivating the garlic, harvesting it at the end of the growing season, and storing it properly. This type braids well for storage.
  • Hard neck garlic does better in colder there are two types of garlic:  Soft neck Garlic and Hard neck Garlic.
  • Northern climates. This type does not braid well.
  • Garlic takes the better part of a year to grow. Most gardeners’ plant sometime in the fall and harvest in summer.
  • Garlic likes lots of suns but can tolerate partial shade.
  • It doesn’t like wet soil, which makes it ideal for patio pots or large containers.

Harvesting Garlic:

Garlic crop is ready in June July. When garlic leaves yellow began falling, it is ready. Simply wait until the leaves have turn yellow, and then loosen the bulbs from the soil. You should not cut the knot of garlic but it’s full of removed.