How to try a variey of garlic?
I want to plant a bunch of garlic this fall. We easily eat 20 pounds+ a year between fresh and dried, and buying it fresh and drying it is cheaper than buying dried, but still too expensive to keep up with our garlic consumption. Problem is I want to try a variety of garlic, and all the garlic sellers seem to sell by the half pound and up, though a couple places seem to offer variety packs.
Is there anyone that just sells a few cloves of this or that? Or only one head of this or that? I'd like to try several kinds and 3-6 of each type, to see what I like or not, but that can get rather expensive even using variety packs. And I have had zero luck sourcing in person garlic sellers in SE WI or SW MI.
I only have seed to trade, so I feel kind of lame asking for garlic in trade for seeds. And I didn't see any newbie adoption for garlic, so I don't think any garlic growers here are willing to send a few cloves to a newbie?
I have an 8x12 bed set up for fall planting, and I will fill it with grocery store garlic if that's what I have to do, but I would really rather try out a bunch of other garlics if I can.