How should I start growing garlic
I am interested in trying to grow garlic for the first time and have a few questions. I am in Middle Tennessee, zone 6b. I want to start real small just to see what I think of home grown garlic. I have never had garlic except what you buy in a jar at the store so don't want to deviate TOO much from that taste until I feel a little more adventurous.
Now my questions:
1 - What variety would you suggest I start with for a first time?
2 - When should I plant it in this zone?
3 - How should the bed be prepared? Remember, I just want to try a little bit my first year.
4 - Can I just stack up a few tires, fill them with dirt, and plant in that small area just for a trial?
Thanks for any help you can offer me.