garlic in mild climates
HI, I'm wanting some feedback (purely for research purposes) from you folks who grow garlic in mild zones where winters don't freeze much. You plant at the same time of year-- fall-- right? And the garlic actually COMES UP right away, ie, in November or December? Does it freeze back, then start growing again in spring? Or does it just sort-of hang out like a little green garlic shoot all winter, then take off in spring?
(Here in our cold zone, we plant in October and the garlic comes up in early March -- we don't see any sign of it for four months, usually...)