We grow a hardneck garlic with a small number of large cloves – four to six per head is typical. I love them for their flavor and that they’re easy to peel and chop.
But we got bigger heads this year! Only one had four cloves, a lot had six, and some had eight. The cloves were just as big and easy to peel; we just got a lot more of them.
I planted 14 cloves on 9/9/2015, and harvested 14 head on 7/12/2016. Fertilized in the spring with Osmocote Plus. Watered as needed.
Looking to next year, I want to plant more on or around August 15.