http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XZSJG 12 July 2011 Garlic Harvest.
http://www.gourmetgarlicgardens.com/overview.htm A good read about garlic.
This hard neck garlic was planted in October of 2011 and was pulled today. There is about a hundred bulbs. The largest cloves were planted, and some smaller ones to compare the end product. The larger cloves produced slightly larger bulbs, but probably not such a difference to consider in a large planting. The row of second year bulbils produced bulbs almost the same size as the typical stock, so using bulbils for seed stock is probably an economical way to plant in a large field.
I selected the largest bulbs to keep separate for the 2011/2012 crop. To keep my seed stock healthy, I check garlic at the Farmer’s Markers and buy any exceptionally large bulbs for seed stock, which is planted in October in my region.