We saved our own garlic seed this year from seed previously purchased from Seed Savers Exchange. It's so cool to have a closed loop on several of our crops. Garlic in Ohio does best when tucked in to the soil by mid-Nov. or so then covered with a heavy mulch.
It looks as though nothing is happening here yet, but we know those little bulbs are starting to send down roots and if the temperatures don't plummet too far too quickly, we may see some green shoots before the deep winter freeze.
With hearts full of gratitude for this one and amazing life, the common milkweed duo - J&S