How to grow garlic and onions at home

In this blog post, I will explain how to grow garlic and onions. This is a beginner-friendly guide.

Garlic

This method is very easy and requires a minimum of gardening skills and equipment.

  1. Take an old garlic bulb and split it into cloves. You can use as many cloves as you need.
  2. Pour a small amount of rainwater in a plastic cup.
  3. Use the biggest cloves you have and place them, so their bottoms are submerged in water.
  4. Leave them there for a few days or a week.
  5. When they look like this, it is time to plant them before they start rotting.garlic cloves
    For this method, you can use any pot, as long as there are draining holes and enough space for the cloves. Plant the cloves about 1-2 inches deep and 2-3 inches apart.
  6. Keep an eye on moisture level and remember to water them once a week.

It is ok to keep garlic outside, even during winter. This is how it grows naturally, and it will go through stratification too. You can harvest it in 4-5 months, but if you want very big bulbs then allow 8-9months. Do not worry if their green leaves turn yellow a bit or die off. It is normal because everything that grows is underneath the soil. A good indication of growth is thick stems.

Spring onions

Spring onion

Here I will explain how to grow spring onions indoors. For this, you will need regular brown onions that you can find in any supermarket. However, if you manage to get small ones it will be even better.

  1. Cut the heads of the onions with a knife.
  2. Put the onion in a bucket or tray and pour them in with water. Leave them for half a day.
  3. Prepare a trough, tray or container with garden soil.
  4. Stick the onions in the soil, close to each other.
  5. Water the onions and leave them near a light source for a few days.

It is going to take a few days, one week or two for the onions to grow. The onions will start shooting up. You can cut off green leaves and use them for salad. Keep the onion bulbs in the soil and they will keep growing. You can harvest them again and again.

Onions

onion

Here I will explain how to grow onions at home. Yes, the actual onion bulbs!

  1. Cut the bottom part of an onion. This is the part you need to plant. Eventually, it will develop into roots.
  2. Use organic soil. Place the bit of the onion that you obtained in the previous step in the soil. No need to push it in deeply.
  3. Water the onion from time to time, but make sure that the soil does not get too moist.
    After 3-6 months you can harvest the onions.