The first seeds we planted at our soon to be vegetable farm were garlic. It was a beautiful Fall day (Oct 26th) when we planted about 500 garlic cloves in two beds.
If you never tried to grow garlic, I highly recommend you try. It’s a very simple crop to grow, and who doesn’t use garlic? Besides its culinary uses, garlic is also extremely healthy and can help prevent a nasty cold or the flu.
You are going to have to choose between a softneck and a hardneck garlic verity. Basically, if you live where Winter is harsh, choose hardneck, If you live in an area with a mild Winter, choose softneck verity. Here in central NC, we grow softneck garlic. This article can give you more info.
Once you have your garlic heads, break them into cloves. Stick the cloves an inch into the soil, 6 inches apart. Cover them lightly, and that’s about it.