I purchased some garlic late last fall & got it in the ground quite late. I just bought it from local lowes I think, & it didn't have a particular name on it. It never sent up scapes, but a lot of the leaves have started dying on it. I needed some garlic in the kitchen so I pulled one up, the base of the leaves was looking quite brown. The garlic had not formed cloves, still looks pretty healthy. Did I just pull it too soon, or is it due to planting so late (early Dec probably), or too much rain? when I cut the garlic apart, it looked like it was "thinkin" about forming cloves, but still quite a while away. It was so late I when I planted these I really didn't get the bed beefed up as much as I should have & little or no fertilize. On another note, I think it was Martin who was so kind to share a variety of cloves with me. Every single clove seems to have come up, they produced scapes last week, & almost half the foliage has turned brown. I haven't dug down, but I have a feeling these will be the same. Can I dig these then replant the whole bulb in the fall, will it go on to form cloves? Maybe I am just being too early, I tried growing garlic before & waited too late, so maybe I am just too anxious?