In a word, it was disappointing.
This is all of it. All six months of watering and taking care of it. I was all excited pulling out the first nine or so, which are there in the lower right-hand corner. But that was it for large, blue garlic. The rest of the harvest pretty much looked like the stuff on the left. I'm not at all sure how long this will last, but I think it's safe to say that I don't have a year's worth of garlic here.
Here's a comparison so you can see why I was excited at first, and why I was ultimately disappointed. The stuff on the top of the picture was all I pulled out that was of decent size. The stuff on the bottom pretty much represents the bulk of the harvest. The variety I planted was called 'Oregon Blue', and I'm not at all sure why there was such a difference from one part of the planter box to the other. The stuff that grew huge was by the carrots, but I don't know if there is some companion-planting thing going on or not. I'll have to read and find out.
Next year's garlic will be a variety called 'Music' (provided I can get it, of course) and I'll only plant the large cloves, and I'll work more compost into the soil and more greensand too.
And if I thought twirling around twelve times at midnight on a full moon with chicken bones in both hands would help, I'd probably do that, too.