Garlic in Houston--can my harvest be salvaged
I posted here a while back on one of two garlic varieties I planted, and the consensus was, among other things, that I planted too soon.
I also have some Siberian growing--I'm guessing I planted it too soon as well--that I thought was doing well. But starting about a month ago, they all started dividing, but formed multiple plants instead of a bulb.
I'm wondering what is my best bet for saving this harvest to be able to plant again in the fall? I understand Siberian is a decent variety to grow here, but I think the plants were too far along (one was 1" diameter a month ago, and it divided first) due to the amount of time it had to grow.
I read that it's generally not a good idea to try to divide plants (although a few people said it works no problem). So I dug up three of the plants, divided and replanted them, but have left the other 20+ plants alone.
What should I do to to give myself the greatest chance of having decent seed for next year as well as having some to eat? (seed cloves being the priority)