I always have great hopes of planting it in September or October, once the weather has cooled and the fall crops are finished, but I’m usually too pooped to do it. The past two years I’ve just planted it in the spring, and I’ve found that my bulbs get big enough for me.
This year I had about 20 plants spring up from cloves I accidentally left in the ground last year. I also planted 1/2 pound each of Extra Select, Early Italian, and Silver Rose. It was one of Burpee’s best selections. We’re just finishing up the garlic we harvest from the garden last year, so I’m hoping we’ve planted enough to get us through an entire winter again.
I can’t wait until the soil dries out enough to till it – I am so anxious to plant this year!