I never get around to planting garlic in the fall, because there are so many other chores to attend to, and I always forget to order bulbs in the first place, and then when I DO think about ordering bulbs I always forget which sort I should order: hard- or soft-neck. So much agony.
All that aside, I know that garlic needs to be planted in the fall because it needs cold in order to grow well, but would it be possible to mimic that chilling by refrigerating the bulbs before planting them? Or potting them up, refrigerating the pots, and then planting them out after the ground thaws? (It’s not as if I have a lot of extra room in my refrigerator, but I wonder . . .)
A very important question for late on a Saturday night.