Garlic likes sandy loam soil but will grow in well drained, slightly aridic soil,ferlie soil. Purpare your bed by terning over and adding compost and avoid planing in any beds you have planted garlic or onions in the last 3 years.
Plant the garlic clove root end down. Plant in rows spaced 18 ” apart and 4 to 6″ apart. Cover with 2″ (northern areas 3-4″) of soil. Mulch with a light mulch or in northern areas 8″ of mulch. I covered mine with at least 6 inches of straw from the chicken coop.