Growing Garlic hydroponically is easy and fun. Garlic is a member of allium family, which includes onions, leeks and shallots. Garlic is grown from the individual cloves as it acts as seeds.
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Canada (PressReleaser) July 18, 2011 — Growing Garlic hydroponically is easy and fun. Garlic is a member of allium family, which includes onions, leeks and shallots. Garlic is grown from the individual cloves as it acts as seeds. Each clove produce one plant with a single bulb which may in turn contain up to twenty cloves.
Garlic is a very friendly plant and grows well with other flowers and vegetables. The main benefits of garlic are its natural fungicidal and pesticides properties that help keep neighboring plants healthy. Plenty of plants are happy growing with garlic as a companion. Garlic contains a range of compounds, including "Allicin", which is a pungent oily liquid that gives a pungent smell to keep insects away from roses and peaches.
Planting garlic around the carrots, mask the carrot smell and keep carrot flies away. Planting garlic with lettuce is beneficial where it deters aphids and with cabbage deters cabbage looper, cabbage maggot and imported cabbage worm. Recently, scientists at Newcastle University confirmed scientifically that garlic oil is effective at repelling and even killing snails and slugs, they also keep rabbits away from the veggie patch. Planting garlic between tomato plants can keep away red spider mites.
Garlic not only protects beets and cabbage, but also improves their flavor. Beets and cabbage are reported to be a good companion, who benefit from garlic. Not all companion planting combinations are beneficial. Garlic does not cooperate well with beans, pulses, peas and potatoes. Don't plant these plants near your garlic.
Garlic is known for many medicinal properties, and is a standard part of the diet of many cultures. Garlic helps to boost up our metabolism rate thus helps us to reduce our weight easily and reduce the atherosclerotic buildup within the arterial system. Garlic lowers and helps to regulate blood sugar it also helps to prevent blood clots from forming, thus reducing the possibility of strokes. It helps to prevent cancer, especially of the digestive system. It also helps to make our immune system stronger against cancer, ulcers, hemorrhoids etc.
Best part is you can grow garlic in your indoor gardening using container pots. Here are small tips how to grow garlic indoors. Take a large container for your garlic. Make sure your container have some holes for good drainage and add half or a third of fertilizer strength to the compost soil. Use hydroponics fertilizer that has high amounts of phosphorous.
Make 2 inch hole into the prepared planting container and drop one clove into the hole and the pointy end of the clove should face upward and then cover the hole with soil. While planting several cloves make sure you provide 5 to 8 inches gap between each clove.
Garlic does not require too much of water but don't allow your soil to get too much dry before watering again. Within 5 to 6 months when garlic is ready to harvest, the plant starts yellowing. Just you have to give a little care.
Garlic is an excellent choice for the gardener who wants to avoid artificial chemical and prefers growing crops in an organic way.
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