Planting garlic - new lasagne-style beds
OK so I just finished building my raised beds today. I've got 5 - 7.5' x 3.75' beds and also 2 3.75' square potato boxes (don't ask about the weird dimensions... craigslist cedar boards for cheap ROCK!).
Anyway, my plan is to do them lasagne-style, layering in composted manure, wood chips, leaves, etc. I'm going to fill them up this fall and let them decompose over the winter.
But I'm going to plant garlic in one of them. Since I'll be gradually filling these up, I need to do something for the bed I'm planting the garlic in. My budget is really tight though, I don't want to pay for soil or anything, though I might need to get a couple bags of garden soil.
I guess my question is, can I plant garlic in just the regular layers? I know there will be settling so I'm not sure if that would mess it up or not. Just trying to figure out what to plant my garlic IN.