Garden editor Johanna Silver shows just how easy it is to plant this edible garden staple
The plant will continue to mature until fully formed in early summer, when the bulb is ready to be harvested. Your tip-off for the best time to harvest will be when the tops begin to yellow and fall over. To harvest, use a spade to lift the bulb out of the soil. Store the bulb in a shady, airy spot for about two weeks, ideally hanging upside down. Then you can use the fresh garlic to give your cooking some extra flavor. Pro tip: The flavor increases the longer the bulbs are dried.