Growing garlic sprouts can be an interesting gardening experiment, especially if you’re looking for an eco-friendly approach that reuses plastic bottles. Here’s a simple method to cultivate garlic sprouts using two different sized plastic bottles.


  • One 2-liter plastic bottle
  • One 5-liter plastic bottle
  • Garlic cloves
  • Water
  • Potting soil


  1. Preparation of the 2-Liter Bottle:
    • Take a 2-liter plastic bottle and make multiple holes around its body.
    • Insert garlic cloves into these holes.
    • Leave an untouched section at the bottom of the bottle, approximately 10 cm in height.
    • Fill this bottom section with water.
  2. Placement in Pot:
    • Place the bottle in a pot filled with potting soil, ensuring that only the 10 cm section with water is buried in the soil.
    • The section with the garlic cloves should remain above the soil.
    • Make sure the bottle cap is removed.
  3. Using the 5-Liter Bottle:
    • Take the 5-liter bottle and cut off its base.
    • Place it over the 2-liter bottle in the pot, acting as a greenhouse. Ensure the 5-liter bottle’s cap is closed to create a humid environment.
  4. Watering and Waiting:
    • Water the soil around the 2-liter bottle.
    • Wait for approximately 7-10 days. Over this period, the garlic cloves will start to sprout.
  5. Transplanting:
    • Once the garlic has sprouted sufficiently, you can transplant them into the soil for further growth.

By using this method, you’re not only recycling plastic bottles but also creating a mini greenhouse environment conducive for the garlic sprouts. It’s an easy and sustainable approach to gardening!