Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:25
When I say use the cloves from the outside of the bulb, you will have noticed that those are the largest cloves, and they are smaller towards the centre of the bulb. I eat those. I'm not sure what you mean when you say you separated them as an experiment. You have to look carefully at each clove to ensure it is not a double one, and plant them individually.
I believe in giving plants the best head-start I can. In the same way when planting, say, bean seeds, I plant the biggest first.