I have never refrigerated my garlic prior to planting, but this will be my first year planting hardnecks and I read that garlic needs to have a chill period in order to bulb proprerly, this is all new to me. Out here in California it sometimes gets in the 40's but only at night and that is not always reliable.
Do I in fact need to refrigerate? Because if I do, this will set back my planting daate considerably. Or will I be okay just putting them i the ground and letting the winter temps do the work. I have had reliable crops in the past using softnecks, but I know the two are two different beast.
Any advice would be welcomed.