Freshly harvested garlic is so much better than store bought. There are so many different varieties each with different characteristics and flavor notes....there is a favorite to be found by everyone!
It is one of the easiest to grow, few pests and diseases (actually will help ward off some pests in the garden), and is doubly rewarding with first the flower scapes then the the highly anticipated bulbs.
At the end of the garden season I find it so satisfying that before the winter rolls in I find one more thing to do...plant the garlic seed...
then first to greet me in Spring reminding me that the gardening season has finally begun again!
Literally a "set and forget" type crop :)
One of my personal favorite plants to grow!