Which is why I decided not to waste a lot of money on seed garlic this year. I bought the cheapest garlic I could find because it was likely to be California White, California Early, or California Late, all of which are softneck garlic and is what I want anyway because it stores longer than hardneck. Not exactly a fancy variety, and not exactly the safest thing to do, because I could be introducing some sort of garlic plague to my soils, but the heads I chose looked pretty clean and fresh and sound, so I gambled on them.
I planted them in the compost that I had the melons in this summer and spaced them about nine or so inches apart.
I'm kind of excited because I haven't had home grown garlic in a couple years.
I just hope I didn't fuck up again.