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Planting Garlic at Home

How to grow garlic. Photo: iStock
How to grow garlic. Photo: iStock

For those of you who like gardening, this time you can try new plants that are useful. Besides chili, garlic can also be planted at home. This is  an easy way to grow  garlic .

Garlic is one of the must-use spices in every dish. Even the leaves are very useful to increase the delicacy of cooking.

Interested in having a garlic plant at home? Let’s take a peek at some ways to grow garlic with soil to hydroponics that you can try.

1. How to Grow Garlic in a Pot

– Prepare the garlic seeds

You can buy garlic seeds for sale at a plant store or buy them online. Although it is possible to grow from garlic that is bought at the market, it is advisable to plant it more easily from seedlings.

– The process of planting

How to grow garlic at home is quite easy. Plant seedlings in a soil depth of 2-3 cm. If the weight of cloves is more than 1.5 grams, give a spacing of 20 × 20 cm.

– Perform routine maintenance

Make sure the garlic plants have enough water and sun exposure. Irrigate for 3-5 days according to the weather.

– Pay attention to watering techniques

How to grow garlic in a pot, at the beginning of its growth give watering once every 2-3 days. Whereas in the period of forming buds into tubers, irrigate 7-15 days. And before the harvest process, irrigation can be stopped.

How to grow garlic.
How to grow garlic. Photo: iStock

2. How to Grow Hydroponic Garlic

If you do not have enough pages with extensive media land. One  way to grow garlic  is by hydroponic techniques.

Hydroponics is a cultivation plant that utilizes water without the use of soil by emphasizing meeting the nutritional needs of plants.

Here’s how to grow garlic without soil:

– Garlic seeds

To grow garlic, it can be done initially by two ways, namely by using garlic or fresh garlic seeds. If you use large garlic, you must have good quality garlic with large size characteristics and no defects.

– Preparation of planting media

Garlic growing media by hydroponics is slightly different. Cut a plastic bottle in half and measure the suitability. The bottom of the bottle should be about 4 cm long and don’t forget to give holes in the bottom of the bottle.

The top of the bottle can be sliced ​​off the bottle cap so that the diameter of the hole in the bottle cap becomes larger and wider. Measure about 1 cm in diameter for the hole.

At the bottom also do not forget to be perforated and enter the flannel cloth as a medium for water absorption. If there is no flannel cloth, you can also replace it with the stove wick.

– The process of planting

First, clean the seedlings first. And make a planting hole in the planting media, for each one plastic bottle container is only allowed to make 1 planting hole only and do not plant two seeds in one bottle container.

Put the garlic seeds in the planting hole and cover the planting hole using mixed soil.

– Watering process

Watering the hydroponic plants is quite easy and only needs to be watered if the growing media starts to dry.


By Hilfan Soeltansyah

Bapak dari 2 anak lelaki, yang memiliki passion di kewirausahaan dalam bidang ICT, kerja di dunia pendidikan Telkom University di Direktorat Pusat Teknologi Informasi Tel-U.

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