Posted: 20/10/2013 at 09:59
Real person here Clara (I think ) Anyway, we planted our garlic three weekends ago, it's now about 4" tall and looking happy. Yours will be happy too - you don't have to do anything to it. It needs a cold spell - that will make the growing bulb split into individual corms.
Just keep an eye to make sure marauding and inquisitive birds don't pull it up to see what's on the other end.
Waterpistols and wirenetting might be helpful with that Or maybe those children's windmills on sticks ?
Enjoy your gardening.