Anyhow, my girlfriend called last night and said she needed to borrow some garlic. I was fresh out, but realized I had some garlic in the garden. Granted it wasn't quite ready to come out, but garlic is garlic.
She called me and said that it wasn't bulbs like she expected it to be, but instead was one full yummy onion-like bulb of garlic goodness.
So, I pulled one tonight, myself, and this is what I found:
Sure enough, it looked and cut apart like an onion.
It had some pretty thick layers of outer covering and then you'd find these little cloves between a hunk of layers and then another set a bit deeper.
So, pleading total ignorance, this being the first garlic I've ever grown...is this normal and do they just need to stay in the ground longer, or are they mutants...doesn't matter if they really are for I did say it was "garlic goodness." I chomped right into one of the cloves of the one I pulled and it was fantabulous.
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.