Garlic is an essential ingredient in the kitchen especially for Mediterranean style cooking. It is as easy for the beginner to grow as it is for the more experienced vegetable grower, just give garlic some good soil in a sunny position and plant the individual cloves while the weather is still cold.
There are two types of garlic 'Soft neck' and 'Hard neck' varieties.
Soft neck is slightly easier to grow has lots of cloves and stores well.
Hard neck gives you fewer but larger cloves with a thinner skin, these don't store for as long as the Soft neck varieties so are best used fresh.