yes this can happen. First time I tried only very small bulbs. This time better than last time because it was a summer batch. Need to water frequently, need to use nutrient in the water to boost output. I wouldn't go as far to use hormones or anything like that (haven't tried this). What is interesting is the cloves is different from the flower which can also be planted. One is asexual other is heterogeneous. I think that is what I read maybe mistaken?
Also, where entire bulb is one clove is called elephant garlic.