When to Plant : Plant in fall, about 6 weeks before hard frost. Set large, firm individual cloves point up in well-prepared soil, burying cloves an inch or two below ground level in mild zones, and at twice that depth in cold-winter areas.
Watering : Keep area weeded and watered.
Soil : Organic rich, well drained.
Days to Harvest : Depending on weather conditions, autumn-planted garlic should be ready to harvest about 9 to 10 months later, in July.
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.