Closely related to the onion, garlic is commonly used in cooking for its strong flavor as well as it's numerous health benefits. Many people use garlic for everything from managing cholesterol levels to fighting off acne and repelling mosquitoes. Before you plant garlic seeds into your garden, you may want to soak them first to help kill of any pests or diseases so you can have the best harvest of garlic possible. This process is simple and well worth the minimal time it takes.
Place the seed garlic (cloves) into a large bucket.
Pour a gallon of lukewarm to warm water over the seeds.
Add a tbsp. each of baking soda, liquid seaweed and white vinegar to the water.
Leave the seeds in the solution to soak overnight.
Remove the seeds from the solution in the morning.
Soak the seeds in rubbing alcohol for four to five minutes.
Remove the seeds and wipe them off gently with a paper towel. This is best done outside as the smell can be quite strong.