Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Growing Garlic Greens

Have you tried garlic greens before?  I sowed the cloves for the garlic greens, which I use in stir-fry dishes, noodles and pasta. 

Garlic greens are easy to grow. Firstly you will need some garlic cloves, just take some from your kitchen basket or buy some from the market.

23/03/2012 : Place the garlic cloves in the soil, with sharp end pointing up. Choose the big, plump cloves.

Cover completely and water, may add fertilizer.

05/04/2012 : Sprouted garlic greens 

11/04/2012 : Looking good

16/04/2012 : When the plants reached about 12" in height, it is time to harvest for the greens. They will be young and tender. I once waited a couple of weeks longer, and the garlic plants turn yellow and wilted. So now, after doing some research from the internet, I know that once they reaches a height of 12", it is the right time to harvest for the greens.

My harvested garlic greens 

Looks like "mini leeks"!

The garlic greens are great in stir-fries and noodles dishes. If you have not tried planting these before, give it a try, you just need a pot with some soil and some garlic cloves from your kitchen!

Happy Gardening !!


  1. Its nice to see what your latest project is. They look good yup macam mini leeks (Diana-kebunkmg, signin wrong username malas tukar...hehehe).

  2. I once tried growing garlic from garlic cloves and they never grew beyond the height of your garlic greens (lack of growing space is to blame!) I then threw it away and never thought to use it. Does it taste like garlic chives?

    1. Hi Sri Ranjani,
      I harvested when the leaves are young and tender, it has a light garlic aroma and tastes quite similar to spring onions when stir-fried. It is nice! Try growing it again for the greens. Happy Gardening!

  3. wah must be so wangi in stir fries!! cantik & so green, yah juz like mini leeks!

  4. i have never grown garlic...basil, cilantro, parsley...maybe I'll do garlic this year....thanks! your havest is fabulous!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    have a great week!

  5. This is totally new to me! They do look like leek! ;)

  6. Been trying to grow garlic for a while now... they need a lot of fertilizer for them to mature into the garlic bulb... but your growing them for their greens is also a good idea...

  7. After reading from the web, I tried using wet kitchen tissue to wrap the garlic to root them before growing on the soil. The garlic sprouted successfully. It seems we can grow near other plants as a deterrent for pests but I haven't try this yet.

  8. What a wonderful idea. You make it look so simple. I'm inspired to give it a try. Thanks.

  9. hm.. seems like a fun project for me! i will start it today after work..tq for sharing!

  10. Love this tip, thanks so much. I'm filling a pot with gardening soil as soon as I finish this comment!