Hello! I was wondering if you could help me wi…

Hello! I was wondering if you could help me with my little garden. I’m currently in the process of experimenting with some garlic. I let 4 cloves grow roots in a cup of water, them transported them into individual cups (I need to buy pots soon) and I can see that they’ve begun sprouting super long roots! But they haven’t sent up a little sprout like I’ve seen in videos. I was wondering if that’s normal? Maybe I’m just being impatient 😅

Hi! Usually if you’re growing garlic indoors they’ll take about 1 – 2 weeks to start growing shoots. If it’s been longer than that, it could be because there’s a requirement not being met:

– Soil! It should be fertile and well-draining – a mix of compost, peat moss and perlite works well. It needs to hold onto some moisture but it shouldn’t stay soggy for too long

– Sun! They should be getting at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. Sit them in front of a window or place them under grow lights

– Water! If they’re getting enough light and their soil is well-draining, then they should be kept lightly moist at all times

– Fertilizer! Not important over the winter, but garlic likes an application of fertilizer monthly during the warm season. Fish emulsion or compost tea is great and organic, but an all-purpose fertilizer from a gardening store will work fine, too