Answer: Hard-neck garlics (Allium ophioscordon) produce these above ground bulbs on "seed stalks", and these should be pinched off (and used in the kitchen - yum!) so that the plant can put energy into building the bulb below ground. Any hard-neck variety will work - contact Ronniger's Seed & Potato company for their garlic selection (ph# 800/846-6178; PO Box 307, Ellensburg WA 98926) or find a local grower. Often garlic that is locally grown will produce better yields in your region. Order yours soon for fall delivery and planting. They require a rich, well-drained soil in full sun and mulch to keep bulbs protected over the winter and to suppress weeds in summer. Enjoy!
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