Simple 5 steps to Grow Garlic * Break up the garlic bulb into cloves and bury them a couple inches deep in loose, damp soil. * Make sure you keep the pointed side of the clove facing upwards. * When your garlic sprouts, make sure to give them water when the topsoil feels dry but be sure to not overwater – garlic tends to not need too much water. * Cut off any flowers that bloom to preserve the flavor of your garlic. * Once your garlic plant has 5 or 6 leaves, it’s ready to be pulled up!