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How to Grow Garlic Greens in Water

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 3 min read

It’s surprisingly easy to plan garlic indoors without even using potting soil. The method for doing this involves a glass container and a little bit of water, and it’s the perfect way to grow garlic greens year-round. What are garlic greens, exactly? Also known as baby garlic or garlic sprigs, garlic greens are the shoots that emerge from a garlic clove before the bulb forms. They're a less-mature version of garlic scapes, they taste similar to garlic chives, and they bear a close resemblance to scallions or green onions.