Bogatyr - good keeper, important if you want fresh garlic in the spring
Broadleaf Czech - small cloves, all-purpose, good flavor
Georgia Fire - for fresh use, in salsa and salads, nicely hot
German Extra Hardy - HUGE bulbs, perfect for roasting
I have found garlic to be extremely easy to grow - lots of information may be found here. This year's crop was my first attempt at square foot gardening - planting nine cloves in a square foot worked out perfectly.
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Ordinarily, one removes the flower heads when they appear, to force energy into bulb formation. Which I did this year, but a couple popped up later than usual and formed bulbils.
From what I read, the bulbils may be planted like the cloves; the first year they get larger but don't form bulbs. They are dug up like bulbs, though, and replanted in the fall, and the following year become bulbs. I thought about trying that, just for fun. The garden has not been very fun this year, however, and right now I am not in the mood for experiments.