Did you know? 1) you can easily grow garlic from table scraps! 2) the young leaves can also be eaten! They have a nice, mild, garlic (almost onion like) type tasty flavor.
That's right, you can eat the leaves much like you would green onions or chives! Cut a little bit off, and toss it into your salad (or pasta, dip, soup, etc.), or onto a baked potato, or whatever you like. Just don't eat them all, b/c if you leave some length, you can later braid your garlic
after it's harvested & dried, which makes a neat & convenient storage display. Garlic is EASY to grow (and can be grown in all zones), and as you can see below, it grows quickly, too! And the health benefits are numerous! Garlic is a staple in our household; we love it, and use it in many recipes.
Below are some step by step photos of my garlic being grown from table scraps:
Notes: I used an inexpensive American organic garlic bulb from my local grocery store which only cost about $0.50 cents. I separated the cloves, and planted them tips up, and flat parts down (where the roots will develop). Garlic likes full sun, and being well drained. Each clove planted will produce a bulb (of about 12 - 20 cloves). Want more info? I found the following post, here, to be very informative.
p.s. The "pot" in the photos, is actually a recycled gallon tin can that I picked up from Papa John's Pizza for FREE! It was used to hold marinara sauce before I cleaned it out, drilled holes in it for drainage, and painted it. It was left over from a previous project I made, a DIY Hanging Garden. To see what else I have in my apartment garden, click here.
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