Garlic does best in soil rich in organic matter; it also needs full sun and regular watering during the spring season.
Plant garlic cloves this fall and your look like this next summer.
The perfect time to plant this crop (Allium sativuims) late fall, a fitting last hurrah for the gardening year.
If you save and replant the best cloves from your garden-grown garlic, it will show its satisfaction with the particular growing conditions in your garden by improving in quality with each passing season.
Garlic evolved in some pretty sparse turf, but it still needs good soil balance, with good mineral content.