|The sprouted free garlic|
So, I brought home six bunches of garlic and the kids and I did a little gardening project as part of our homeschool day. We talked about how to prep the soil, how to plant garlic, and what it needs to grow. Since it had been an unseasonably warm winter, prepping the dirt wasn't as difficult as it should've been.
|Planting the garlic in our flower bed|
Since it was January, we created little "hot boxes" for our garlic by taking clear Rubbermaid containers and setting them upside down on top of the planted garlic. We put a brick on top of the containers to hold them in place. (You can see the containers we used in the background of the above picture.) We removed the hot boxes this spring and I couldn't believe how much the garlic had grown!
|Our thriving garlic when we removed the hot box|
Does your store mark down or give away produce that's starting to sprout? When your garlic at home starts to sprout, do you plant it? What about potatoes and other items?