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What are some tips for growing garlic indoors?

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Although gardeners typically plant garlic outdoors in the fall, garlic can be planted inside at any time of the year. Garlic is low maintenance herb that only requires soil and containers that are large enough to allow roots to grow.

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Garlic can grow in any container that is at least four inches deep and allows for adequate drainage. The soil should be moist to the touch but not soggy. To thrive, garlic requires direct sunlight. After planted, garlic shoots appear within two weeks. Once garlic greens reach eight inches, they are ready to be harvested with kitchen scissors. The greens can be harvested several times before the garlic cloves stop sprouting. Unfortunately, indoor gardening does not produce new garlic cloves.

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