How to Grow Onions and Garlic in an Old Styrofoam Box – Super Easy

If you want to grow onions and garlic, you should know that they are easy to grow plants and can be grown in the garden or in pots on the balcony.

Grow onions

Let’s find out how to grow onions and garlic, all in an old Styrofoam box.

onions and garlic

Onion and garlic are very nutritious and healthy foods. Among the nutritional values ​​of onion we have carbohydrates, fiber, proteins, folates, fats and vitamins C and B6. But also folate and potassium, in the same way in garlic, and all in different values.
Both foods also contain small amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.

How to grow onions and garlic.

As for  allergies, both onion and garlic can cause  allergic reactions in some people. Symptoms may include itching, rash, swelling of the lips, tongue and face, difficulty breathing.

In general, garlic allergies  are less common than onion allergies. However, if you suspect you have an allergy to any of these foods, it is important to see a doctor for an accurate evaluation.

Both onion and garlic  can be eaten raw or cooked  and are used in many dishes in international cuisine.

White, red and gold onions

To get the most benefits from onions, it is  best to eat them raw or lightly cooked. High temperatures can destroy some of the vitamins and nutrients found in onions.

Raw onions  can be added to salads or sandwiches  for a touch of flavor and crunch. To prevent onions from turning bitter or losing their flavor during cooking, it is best  to cook them low and slow,  rather than high heat.

Raw garlic  is the best way to get all the benefits of garlic. It can be crushed and  added to salads, sauces, marinades and vinaigrettes.

It can be added at the end of cooking so that it does not lose its flavor and beneficial properties.

heads of garlic

In general,  it is important to choose fresh onions and garlic  and store them in a cool, dry place. Before using them, you should remove the outer skin and cut or mash them according to the recipe requirements.

How to grow onions and garlic.

If you love having fresh and absolutely organic products,  you also need to know how to grow onions and garlic at home,  and to do this you just have to start saving all those pretty polystyrene containers that we usually dispose of in waste recycling.

In the meantime, let’s try to understand what are the characteristics of these unique foods capable of seasoning and enriching our dishes.

Onions and garlic are easy plants to grow and can be grown in the garden or in pots on the balcony. For onions, choose  a sunny, well-drained area of ​​the garden  or a pot large enough to accommodate the onions.

One method to arrange garlic and onion well at home, even on the terrace, is to use  polystyrene boxes.

styrofoam boxes

To be clear,  those that, for example, have a lid  , both at the top and at the bottom, are perfectly fine. So once closed we practice outdoors, using, for example,  plastic caps as a measure.

Marks are made with the pen around the lid and then the Styrofoam lids are removed with a cutter.

At this point, separate the two halves and take the onions, the small ones, and   cut the beard with scissors.

Then we make a cut in the onion where the tip is and at the end we prepare all the onions and do the same with the garlic.

Finally we placed the cut part of the beard in the hole, and used the other half to put water  as a saucer for the garlic and onion.

After a very short time, just one day, we will see the onions pulling out the new beard and the green aerial part. Both onions and garlic will soon show
new roots.

After 5 days the roots are much longer and the green outer aerial part has grown, we are ready to bury them. Always a polystyrene package, this time larger we make  holes for drainage and put a little soil.

We plant the  onion bulbs about 2.5 cm deep  and about 10 cm apart, then we proceed to  water regularly  , keeping the soil moist but not too moist.