Even a beginner gardener can grow garlic in their backyard garden...
Garlic belongs to the allium family which also includes shallots, leeks and onions.
Individual cloves act as seeds. The bulbs grow underground and the leaves shoot in to the air.
Although garlic is traditionally thought of as a Mediterranean ingredient garlic is also grown successfully in colder more Northern climates.
Garlic has excellent seasoning qualities. Instead of developing one large bulb, it forms a number of small bulbs, called cloves.
Plant bulblets or cloves 4 inches apart in the row. Plant, cultivate, and handle as for onions. Garlic needs a longer growing season than the onion.