If you planted garlic last fall, the tails should be at least 24 inches tall, and you should be seeing the tops of the bulbs by now.
If you, like me, planted elephant garlic, flower heads will now be developing at the end of its tall cylindrical stem.
Most German, Italian and other soft-neck garlics do not flower.
On hard-neck garlic, look for swelling and a pale ring forming near the tip. As soon as the swelling appears, remove...