I don't have some pots/room in the garden to plant elephant garlic into, so I was planning to plant in 5 gallon pots. What do you suggest I do to make them into pots, but can use them in the winter?
You can drill some holes for drainage, and use potting mix so that it drains properly.
I planted some garlic into air pruning pots over the weekend to see how they'd go since my soil is very water logged at present. We've just short a few days of the shortest day of the year, the traditional time to plant garlic.
I'm guessing you're not in the southern hemisphere, so what season are you planting yours?
- Drill some holes (2-4) in the bottom for drainage.
- How are you going to make sure it gets enough light of the right type? Keep in mind most grow lights must be replaced every 6 months. They don't last forever with 12-16 hours of use every day.
- In the cooler months in your house how will you control mold? I use this solution to water: 1 part hydrogen peroxide and 10-12 parts water. It works great.