What would happen over a few years if I left garlic to grow free?
I've been growing garlic for the past few years, but I have always harvested all the garlic no matter how many I planted. I am thinking about trying something new where I plant some garlic somewhere randomly in the woods where there's enough sun, and no weeds, then just letting them grow wild.
Given that neighbors don't eventually walk by and harvest them, what will happen to the garlic after a few years?
I'm not sure if they can outgrow the native weeds, or if they will produce decent sized cloves, but hasn't anyone tried this experiment before?
My guess is that it will end up creating clumps of garlic that generally stay in the same spot.