Garlic is an interesting vegetable. In some ways it’s incredibly easy to grow. Just grab a clove of the stuff you get at a supermarket or a farmers market, stick it in the ground, and see what happens. You may or may not want to peel away the papery covering first. You’ll probably want to dig a whole a little deeper than the length of the garlic clove itself. And the pointy end should be pointed up.
In a few days, you’ll start to see some greenery, and after a few weeks it will look something like this:
I think that’s more garlic than I started with, but not much. I’ll try again this fall and see if letting the plants hang out through a winter makes them hardier in the spring and provides a larger yield.
What I did harvest smells wonderful, and once it’s done drying out, I’m sure it’ll taste great. But I think I might need to space the garlic out further and figure out the right mix of shade and sunshine next time.