How To grow garlic: PLANT NOW IN THE FALL! Garlic needs to winter-over in the garden to fully develop. Plant the garlic cloves “root” end down. The bigger the clove, the bigger the bulb of garlic will be.
The Backyard Garden: How to grow and harvest garlic How to Harvest : Always dig your garlic, never try and pull it. You may have planted a small clove, but the bulb is now several inches deep with a strong root system.