Tips to grow garlic in water bottles, get lots of roots and quickly harvest
As many have said, plant in the fall and harvest next Aug/Sept. Yeah, that worked great for us until I didn’t have time to do the fall harvest one year. Lots of garlic next year but without being separated they are all tiny. Tried to recover by planting the tiny cloves but mostly more tiny cloves. We have a few garlic plants that have held on over the intervening several years that keep coming back. I’m harvesting some now and this technique might just be the ticket to get back to full sized bulbs to plant in the fall. Also, planning to experiment with an LED grow light this winter and this might be a way to grow/start plants for harvesting greens over the winter. The idea of aquarium gravel instead of bottles sounds good.
Or maybe use a rectangular plastic bottle so the level is constant and you don’t have to create supports to keep the bottles from rolling around. I’d add that this technique could be used by someone in an apartment that doesn’t have the luxury of planting outdoors.