Both Melinda and Jim have given me garlic to plant in September for harvest next year. I used to plant garlic in the spring and was always disappointed when I dug them up in the fall. I gave up trying to grow it. What I didn't know is that it is actually planted in the fall and harvested in the summer. I had it totally wrong. That's a newbie for you! I can't wait to see what I get next summer. I love garlic!!